Washington, DC, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said there had been some "progress" in European efforts to end Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program.
"We have to work with our European Union friends and with the IAEA to find a solution to the Iranian nuclear program, and we have seen a little bit of progress, hopefully, over the last 24 hours," Powell said Monday.
The IAEA refers to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N. nuclear watchdog.
State Department spokesman Richard Boucher was more cautious.
"We don't have it pinned down at this point," he said.
He said the department was waiting to hear from the Europeans about the content of a letter from Iran to the IAEA about its agreeing to halt uranium enrichment and other international demands. He said the IAEA would have to verify any commitment.
Boucher added that Washington's policy of taking Iran to the U.N. Security Council had not changed.
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When Jimmy Carter astounded just about everyone by traveling to North Korea, negotiating on behalf of the United States, it was one of the most pure examples possible, of what Europe, the U.N. and the passifist enabler sect, desire for the world.
Today, in relationship with Iran, Britain, France and Germany are about to hand us another enabler's pipe-dream. Peace in our time, will become Iran's cover for developing nuclear weapons on the sly with the aid of China.
Yes folks, it's that blossoming worker's paradise that many are convinced is on the verge of adopting George Washington, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson and our other founding fathers as it's heros. Fat chance.
In six to eight years Iran will have nuclear weapons and the means to deliver those weapons to Israel. Odly enough, it will also be able to deliver them to the very contries that are fronting for it today.
Europe is out of it's mind. Collectively, the European continent should be put on a death-watch. They are poised to allow the ayatollahs to develop the bomb.
It boggles the mind.
The U.S. should stay as far away from this deal as it can. If Europe is going to self-destruct, it should be made abundantly clear that the U.S. was in no way complicit.
We may not be able to stop Europe, but we sure as hell can elect not to help them.