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Shocker: Iran Rejects UN Nuclear Plan

From a shocked and amazed Associated Press:

Iranian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh makes a statement in Vienna on October 21.

Iran fails to accept UN uranium enrichment plan

By Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press Writer

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran on Friday failed to accept a U.N.-drafted plan that would ship most of the country’s uranium abroad for enrichment, saying instead it would prefer to buy the nuclear fuel it needs for a reactor that makes medical isotopes.

The response will come as a disappointment to the U.S., Russia and France, which endorsed the U.N. plan Friday they drafted in discussions with Iran earlier in the week. The agreement was meant to ease Western fears about Iran’s potential to make a nuclear weapon

The Vienna-brokered plan would have required Iran to send 1.2 tons (1,100 kilograms) of low-enriched uranium — around 70 percent of its stockpile — to Russia in one batch by the end of the year, French Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said Thursday.

After further enrichment in Russia, France would have converted the uranium into fuel rods that would be returned to Iran for use in the Tehran reactor, he said…

Man, who could have seen this coming?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, October 23rd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Shocker: Iran Rejects UN Nuclear Plan”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Shocked I tell you!!

    Uh ….now what?

    • Liberals Demise says:

      I know ….. let’s talk it up some more and threaten them with scary UN ultimatums. That should do it unless they middle finger the world (again).

    • Flession says:

      They might up the font scale to 14 point on this one and use bold on occasion to show just how super special angry they are, LD.

      Iran might be going to bed without supper tonite!

      …Aww, who am I kidding, Iran, let’s go buy you a ice cream cone!

  2. MinnesotaRush says:

    “President Barack Obama has stepped up diplomatic engagement with Iran since he took office in January and has faulted the Bush administration for refusing to talk to U.S. adversaries.”

    Of course it’s Bush’s fault! Isn’t everything …

    Whatta batch of school kids.

  3. Wowser.

    That Noble Peace prize is just the gift that keeps on giving.

    .

  4. wirenut says:

    Two words….. United Nations….. HAW-haw haw-haw-haw-haw-haw. It really would be funny if it wasn’t our money.
    Our money !


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