February 18, 2014
Ayatollah Khamenei On Negotiations With Obama: 'Talks Will Not Lead Anywhere'Topics: Iran, Political News and commentaries
As with Obama's other foreign policies, his Iran policy is an obvious dismal failure. Obama's decision to essentially give Iran the release of assets and sanctions relief it wanted, up front, is accomplishing nothing more than providing Iran time to complete it's nuclear weapon development ... and Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei is all but spelling it out for the world to see.
The United States and long-time arch-foe Iran agree on at least one thing ahead of Tuesday's negotiations on a long-term nuclear deal - reaching an agreement will be very difficult, if not impossible.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the man who has the final say on all matters of state in the Islamic Republic, declared again on Monday that talks between Tehran and six world powers "will not lead anywhere."
Hours later a senior U.S. administration official also played down expectations, telling reporters in the Austrian capital that it will be a "complicated, difficult and lengthy process" and "probably as likely that we won't get an agreement as it is that we will."
Their remarks came on the eve of the first round of high-level negotiations since an interim deal was struck on November 24 under which Tehran curbed some nuclear activities for six months in return for limited sanctions relief to allow time for a long-term agreement to be hammered out.
Despite his skepticism about the chances for a lasting deal with the West, Khamenei made clear Tehran was committed to continuing the negotiations between Iran and Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States.
As for Tehran saying it's "committed to continuing the negotiations between Iran and Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States," of course it is. For Iran, it simply buys more time to complete it's nuclear weapon development while Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States fiddle away ... and Obama (and the leaders of the other countries, as well) is naive enough to fall for it.
Bottom line, Jonathan S. Tobin was spot-on back in December when he suggested that Iran was playing Obama perfectly. Obama is indeed still chasing a naive vision of detente with Iran rather than one in which he fulfills his repeated promise of stopping Iran from getting a bomb. For five years now, Tehran has been playing him like a piano and this most recent incident is an indication that they still have his number.
For what it's worth, Iran's been playing the West for 36 years, and Western leaders still haven't learned a thing. Unfortunately, Iran is now just about 'there' with a nuclear bomb, and it has come at a time when we're stuck with the most narcissistic, naive, and incompetent president in U.S. history. He's managed to lose the Middle East, embolden our enemies, and alienate our allies, all while giving us the worst economic recovery since the great depression, burdening us with $6.666 Trillion in additional debt, and giving us all those Obamacare-related issues.
Posted by Hyscience at February 18, 2014 8:08 AM
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