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Iran Says No One Should Have Nukes

From Iran’s Press TV:

Saeed Jalili

Jalili: No one should have nuclear weapons

Thu, 01 Oct 2009

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili says all nations should have the right to peaceful nuclear technology.

He told a press conference in Geneva that Iran will not abandon its nuclear right, urging world powers to respect each country’s right to peaceful nuclear energy.

"We are committed to our commitment in the framework of the NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty), and at the same time we will go ahead and stick to our nuclear rights in the framework of the NPT," Jalili said after his talks with six world powers on Iran’s nuclear drive.

Jalili also emphasized that the world needed to get rid of nuclear warheads, adding that the Islamic Republic believes no country should have such armaments.

"No one should have nuclear weapons," said Jalili.

Iran’s chief negotiator reiterated as well that "there must be a balance between rights and obligations".

Referring to his negotiations with the representative of the P5+1 group, Jalili added, the talks created an opportunity to remove concerns on the issue.

"We had broad talks. This meeting created a good opportunity for fresh cooperation to remove international concerns," he said.

Jalili added that the two sides reached an agreement to continue talks "on a common ground".

The representatives from Iran and the six world nuclear powers ended their talks in Geneva on Thursday and agreed to meet again before the end of October.

A meeting at the level of deputy heads is also planned before the two sides meet by the end of this month.

"There has been a stop in discussions since July 2008, but I do not have the feeling that the discussions would stop, rather they will continue," he added.

On the sidelines of the talks, Jalili and the US envoy, William Burns, held what amounted to the highest level of discussions between the two countries in the past 30 years.

"We believe that today the capacity and power of the Islamic Republic of Iran especially in the region and in the international arena is an opportunity for those countries that want to work with us," Jalili said after he asked about his talks with Burns.

"We voice our readiness to cooperate with all parities" to resolve problems facing the world, Jalili stressed.

The chief negotiator went on to say that Iran has fulfilled all its nuclear obligations and informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of its new uranium enrichment plant one year ahead of schedule.

Iran, on September 21, informed the agency that it was constructing an enrichment plant in Fordu, south of the capital Tehran. The plant will be used as a backup facility to Iran’s first enrichment facility in Natanz.

Jalili also referred to sanctions imposed on Tehran over its nuclear activities and said, "countries imposing sanction (on the Islamic Republic) will suffer more than Iran."

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed non-diversion of Iran’s nuclear activities, he added.

This is the result of the “serious and meaningful discussions” we were promised? This is how the Iranians are meeting that dreaded end of September deadline?

In a nutshell, Iran is saying (once again) that they will give up their nuclear weapons after we and everyone else does.

But why should the mullahs worry? Who is ever going to stop them?

The IAEA who wrote a letter thanking Iran for telling them about their latest nuclear enrichment plant. — After its existence was already discovered.

(By the way, this is not the same Iranian nuke negotiator who bragged about duping the West back in 2006.

He had been replaced even before he made that admission.)

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, October 2nd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Iran Says No One Should Have Nukes”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “Iran’s chief negotiator reiterated as well that “there must be a balance between rights and obligations” ”

    What an absolutely US CONSTITUTIONAL notion.

  2. Petronius says:

    “Jalili added that the two sides reached an agreement to continue talks ‘on a common ground’.”

    “Common ground”? What common ground?

    How do you find common ground where, as here, there is a clash of basic interests and an opposition of root ideals?

    How do you find common ground with a terrorist regime of religious fanatics, barbarians, and madmen who are drenched in the blood of their own people?

    Do our negotiators offer more apologies? Do our negotiators offer bribes?

    Nerobama’s motto for America in the 21st century: “Speak softly and carry a big carrot.”

    • beautyofreason says:

      “Nerobama’s motto for America in the 21st century: “Speak softly and carry a big carrot.”

      I would change “carrot” to “big wad of cash.” Since earlier this year the Obama administration has given 900 million of our taxpayer money to the Muslim fanatics of Fatah in the West Bank, millions to Pakistan where much of it is funneled to the other Islamic fundamentalists and madrassas. In short, the government is giving a portion of our wages to people who neither share our concept of freedom nor wish to see ours succeed.

    • SinCity says:

      Wonderfully put beautyofreason. I especially liked the part of your analysis that illustrates the transfer of our wealth to the barbarians that do not share our values or concept of freedom. It’s sickening.

  3. proreason says:

    Looks like the Iranians have been boning up on Saul Alinsky.

    Use your opponent’s words against him.

    But like a slugger in a long long slump, our boy king is bound to smash out of his lifetime of failures with a major diplomatic triumph.

    Perhaps he will be invited to Tehran for some frank discussions.

  4. Reality Bytes says:

    Except the good guys.

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    I’ve seen this movie before.
    Japan did the samey same back before Pearl Harbor. Talk, Talk, Talk.

    “TORA, TORA, TORA!!”

  6. Right of the People says:

    What they really meant was Nobody but us should have nuclear weapons, Infidel.

  7. Confucius says:

    This just in–

    Obama: No one should have a black president

  8. BillK says:

    Be sure to read that as “No One (but us) should have nuclear weapons.”

    Remember, he who has the last nuclear weapon has ultimate power.


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