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Shocker: UN’s IAEA Reports Iran Talks Failed

From a shocked and dismayed Associated Press:

UN nuclear agency reports failed Iran talks

February 22, 2012

VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency acknowledged renewed failure Wednesday after a trip to probe suspicions of covert Iranian nuclear weapons work, in a statement issued just hours after an Iranian general warned of a pre-emptive strike against any foe threatening the country…

The IAEA team had hoped to talk to key Iranian scientists suspected of working on the alleged weapons program, break down opposition to their plans to inspect documents related to nuclear work and secure commitments from Iranian authorities to allow future visits.

They aren’t deluded or anything.

Mission head Herman Nackaerts, in comments after landing at Vienna airport, said his team "approached this trip in a constructive spirit" but "could not find a way forward" in negotiations with Iranian officials

IAEA spokeswoman Gill Tudor said that "at this point in time there is no agreement on further discussions."

Rats. And we had such high hopes.

[I]n a 13-page summary late last year, [IAEA chief Yukiya] Amano listed clandestine activities that he said can either be used in civilian or military nuclear programs, or "are specific to nuclear weapons."

Among these were indications that Iran has conducted high-explosives testing to set off a nuclear charge at Parchin.

Other suspicions include computer modeling of a core of a nuclear warhead and alleged preparatory work for a nuclear weapons test and development of a nuclear payload for Iran’s Shahab 3 intermediate range missile – a weapon that could reach Israel

What paranoia. Clearly, all of that research is only being done to advance Iran’s nuclear medicine aerospace research. Just like The Leader says.

From Iran’s Press TV:

Iran will never seek nuclear weapons: Leader

Wed Feb 22, 2012

In a Wednesday meeting in Tehran with the director and officials of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and nuclear scientists the Leader described the country’s nuclear and technological achievements further in line with national interests and beneficial for the future of the country.

“The Iranian nation has never pursued and will never pursue nuclear weapons,” said Ayatollah Khamenei.

“There is no doubt that the decision makers in the countries opposing us know well that Iran is not after nuclear weapons because the Islamic Republic, logically, religiously and theoretically, considers the possession of nuclear weapons a grave sin and believes the proliferation of such weapons is senseless, destructive and dangerous.”

“If nations are allowed to independently make progress in the fields of nuclear energy, aerospace, science, technology and industry, there will be no room left for the tyrannical dominance of world powers,” said the Leader.

“Sanctions have been in place since the victory of the Islamic Revolution while the nuclear issue is a matter of the past few years; therefore their (the West) real problem is with a nation that has decided to be independent.”

The West is just afraid that Iran will dominate the world through its advances in nuclear energy, aerospace, science, technology and industry.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Shocker: UN’s IAEA Reports Iran Talks Failed”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    This is so … unexpected.

  2. canary says:

    while idiots do the talking, Iran’s busy doing the walking.

    Iran’s Ahmadman announced in that NYC visit after laying a wreath for his 9/11 martyred terrorists, he’s a 2012 er at it will be the Mohamadman will return.

  3. canary says:

    Senators McCain & Graham blast General Dempsey for calling Iran “rational”

    By Herb Keinon 2/21/2012

    McCain takes issue with Gen. Dempsey’s appraisal of Iran as rational.

    Just hours after meeting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, US Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) said Tuesday there was “daylight” and “tension” between Jerusalem and Washington over the Iranian issue.

    McCain, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is the head of a five-member bipartisan senate delegation touring the region. His comments came just two days after Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a CNN interview it would not be prudent for Israel to attack Iran at this point, and added that Iran is a “rational” actor.

    McCain took strong issue with Dempsey’s appraisal of Iran, saying that by pursuing nuclear weapons despite mounting international isolation, growing sanctions and the “very real threat of conflict, it is hard to see this as rational behavior.”

    His colleague Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) was even blunter in his criticism of Dempsey.

    “I admire General Dempsey,” he said. “But I don’t think it is helpful to say that Iran is a rational actor given their behavior.”

    … Graham said: “People are giving Israel a lot of advice here lately from America. I just want to tell our Israeli friends that my advice to you is never lose control of your destiny. Never allow a situation to develop that would destroy the Jewish state.”

    Graham also referred to the current impasse with Iran as a “never again” moment.

    “There is no doubt that Iran has so far been undeterred on the path of acquiring nuclear weapons,” McCain said.

    full article and video

    Meanwhile Israel uncovers bombs on Syria border as Egypt cuts oil to Gaza strip to punish the Hamas for not killing enough Jews.

  4. finebammer59 says:

    when we turn our backs on Israel as a nation, last one out, turn out the lights.

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