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Iran Rejects Kerry Nuclear Proposal
Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 3, 2004 | Reuters

Posted on 10/03/2004 7:26:14 AM PDT by F14 Pilot

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran on Sunday rejected a proposal by U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry who has suggested supplying the Islamic state with nuclear fuel for power reactors if Tehran agrees to give up its own fuel-making capability. Foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said it would be "irrational" for Iran to put its nuclear program in jeopardy by relying on supplies from abroad.

"We have the technology (to make nuclear fuel) and there is no need for us to beg from others," Asefi told a weekly news conference.

Washington says Iran plans to use its nuclear facilities to make atom bombs. Tehran says it merely wants to generate electricity from nuclear power.

President Bush wants Iran sent to the United Nations Security Council for possible sanctions over its nuclear program.

But Kerry says he would put Iran's intentions to the test by agreeing to supply it with nuclear fuel for its power reactors provided Tehran stopped efforts to make its own fuel and returned the spent fuel after use.

Iran has rejected repeated efforts by European countries to get it to scrap its nuclear fuel-cycle activities -- activities which could be used to make atomic bombs.

Asefi said Iran could not trust any deal from the West to supply it with reactor fuel.

"What guarantees are there? Will they supply us one day and then, if they want to, stop supplying us on another day?" he said.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bush; election; iran; kerry; kerryforeignpolicy; kerryiran; nuclear; rods; us; usa

1 posted on 10/03/2004 7:26:14 AM PDT by F14 Pilot
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To: F14 Pilot

Right and the have no use for all the oil they have!!!

The oil is available for energy generation but it's so cheap that we don't want the world to think we're cheapskates!


3 posted on 10/03/2004 7:33:52 AM PDT by George from New England
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To: DoctorZIn; McGavin999; freedom44; nuconvert; sionnsar; AdmSmith; dixiechick2000; onyx; Pro-Bush; ...

ping


4 posted on 10/03/2004 7:36:18 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...
I'm sure Kerry will up the ante and just give them the Nukes.............
5 posted on 10/03/2004 7:36:26 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: F14 Pilot

And at the same time Kerry said that he would immediately eliminate the program developing the weapon that would penetrate the Iranian bunkers and destroy Iran's nuclear program, the nuclear bunker busting bomb. This is the same man who wanted a nuclear weapon freeze in Europe which would have susposedly froze the the Soviets ahead militarily. Of course, communists lie, they would have continued increasing nuclear weapons anyway. My questions are these: How soon after Kerry is elected do we lose an American city to bilogical, chemical or nuclear attack? how many cities will we lose? which city will be first? will there be a pre-emptive surrender from the Kerry Administration? God please help us all!


6 posted on 10/03/2004 7:41:13 AM PDT by HankReardon
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To: F14 Pilot

What if Hanoi John Effing Kerry had yet one more dumbass idea? Better yet, two, or three, or four?

How many dumbass ideas can one man have?

Keep those dumbass ideas coming, Effing! We'll countem for the record!

Here's hoping Effing sets a new major league record for dumbass ideas and lies!

ROFOL!


7 posted on 10/03/2004 7:41:45 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: F14 Pilot
As if Iran would have abided by that deal anyway.


Kerry was suggesting essentially the same bone-headed mistake made by Albright and Clintoon with North Korea.
8 posted on 10/03/2004 7:44:11 AM PDT by BenLurkin (We have low inflation and and low unemployment.)
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To: OXENinFLA
I'm sure Kerry will up the ante and just give them the Nukes...

Hell he won't even have to do that, he will just rename our country the "Iranian province of Infidel burial grounds".

9 posted on 10/03/2004 7:46:09 AM PDT by Chieftain (Support Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and EXPOSE Hanoi John Kerry's FRAUD!)
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To: F14 Pilot
SIR-PRIZE! SIR-PRIZE! This is on you Gomer.

You can't negotiate with them. All these Mullahs understand is a stomping on their,... their,...... stones.
10 posted on 10/03/2004 7:53:34 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: F14 Pilot

Kerry has NO plans that would achieve the results he projects.
NONE!
Military, Diplomatic, Economic, Social....

Adolecent Idealism is his foundation.

"The difference between iron and steel is fire, and steel is worth the difference."



11 posted on 10/03/2004 7:56:59 AM PDT by G Larry (Support John Thune!)
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To: F14 Pilot

Johnn don't know jack.


12 posted on 10/03/2004 8:00:48 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: HankReardon
And at the same time Kerry said that he would immediately eliminate the program developing the weapon that would penetrate the Iranian bunkers and destroy Iran's nuclear program, the nuclear bunker busting bomb

This program is a waste of money and rip-off of taxpayers. Even if the sufficiently deep penetrating bomb were possible, the conventional explosives would be superior.

The law of physics cannot be violated, even by the most fierce enthusiasts of nucleal arsenal. Unfortunately the economy and political stability can.

13 posted on 10/03/2004 8:16:00 AM PDT by A. Pole (Madeleine Albright:"We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future.")
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To: OXENinFLA

Maybe Iran is holding out for a better deal then what N. Korea got from Clinton and Carter


14 posted on 10/03/2004 8:17:41 AM PDT by Mo1 (So tell us Senator Kerry .. why do you think giving Iran nuclear fuel is a good idea ??)
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To: bushkerry2005

I see Kerry's failed his first global test.


15 posted on 10/03/2004 8:35:27 AM PDT by Milligan
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To: F14 Pilot
it would be "irrational" for Iran to put its nuclear program in jeopardy by relying on supplies from abroad.

Describes Kerry. Irrational.

16 posted on 10/03/2004 8:37:40 AM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty and establish property rights)
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To: F14 Pilot
"What guarantees are there? Will they supply us one day and then, if they want to, stop supplying us on another day?" he said.

Even the mullahs know Kerry is a flip flopper.

17 posted on 10/03/2004 8:39:24 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: HankReardon

Guess Zell was 100% correct sKerry wants our Troops to fight with SPIT BALLS.


18 posted on 10/03/2004 9:05:54 AM PDT by GailA ( hanoi john, I'm for the death penalty for terrorist, before I impose a moratorium on it.)
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To: SandRat

Why are you picking on Gomer so much? What did he ever do to deserve this? :)


19 posted on 10/03/2004 9:25:14 AM PDT by Bob Mc
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To: F14 Pilot

This is supposed to be a surprise?

I'm as "shocked and saddened" by this, as I was when Chirac and Schroeder said that Kerry's election would not change their positions on helping in Iraq.

What I want to hear is what Koisumi (sp) Putin and the others have to say about Kerry's plan to cut them out of the Korean talks. Think they are overjoyed at what he had to say in the debate?


20 posted on 10/03/2004 9:39:38 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: Bob Mc
His daddy must have played around to have sKerry look so much like Gomer.
21 posted on 10/03/2004 1:28:53 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: F14 Pilot

snicker


22 posted on 10/03/2004 2:14:22 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ((John Kerry is now in full retreat))
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To: F14 Pilot

"I was a miserable failure as President before I ever began." (not that he'll ever begin...)

23 posted on 10/03/2004 2:19:03 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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