08.22.06

Iran Delivers Decision on Nuclear Incentives Package

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:08 pm by Steve

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s top nuclear negotiator said Tuesday that Tehran was ready to enter “serious negotiations” over its disputed nuclear program but did not say whether it was willing to suspend uranium enrichment — the key Western demand.

In other words, “our nukes are not quite ready to snuff out Israel, so having learned well from Sadam, we’ll just “negotiate” with the U.N. for another 11 years or until our nukes are ready to snuff out Israel, whichever date come first.”

“Iran is prepared as of Aug. 23rd to enter serious negotiations” with the countries that proposed the package, state-run television quoted Larijani as telling the envoys.
EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said in a statement that Iran’s response needed a “detailed and careful analysis” and vowed to remain “in open contact” with Larijani until the process is completed.

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In published remarks Tuesday, Mohammed Saeedi, the deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, had said Iran’s response to the package was “a comprehensive reply that can open the way for resumption of talks for a final agreement.”
Even so, Iran on Monday twice showed its determination to push ahead with its nuclear program. It turned away International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors from an underground site meant to shelter its uranium enrichment program from attack, and its top leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, declared that Tehran will continue to pursue its nuclear activities.
The United States and some of its Western allies accuse Iran of seeking nuclear weapons. Tehran has denied the charges saying its nuclear program is merely aimed at generating electricity, not bombs.
The Islamic republic has repeatedly said it will never give up its right to enrich uranium and produce nuclear fuel but has indicated it may temporarily suspend large-scale activities to ease tensions.

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