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Iranian Alert - January 30, 2005 - Iran Warns The EU: Iran may reconsider nuclear cooperation
Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.30.2005 | DoctorZin

Posted on 01/30/2005 2:44:34 AM PST by DoctorZIn

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Iran’s Khamenei warns EU may reconsider nuclear cooperation

(AFP)
29 January 2005

TEHERAN - Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned European powers Saturday that they must take their nuclear negotiations with Iran seriously, otherwise Tehran will reconsider its cooperation.

“The Europeans negotiating with Iran should know that they are dealing with a great, cultured nation... if Iranian officials feel that there is no seriousness in the European negotiations, the process will change,” Khamenei was quoted as saying by the Iranian media.

His comments followed the emergence of reports that the EU was hardening its stance towards Iran and calling on Tehran to completely dismantle its nuclear fuel programme in order to guarantee that it does not seek atomic weapons.

Iran, accused by Washington of trying to build an atomic bomb, has suspended uranium enrichment as a confidence-building measure but the EU now wants the Islamic republic to definitively abandon enrichment as well as any activities for making plutonium.

A Daily Briefing of Major News Stories on Iran:

Iran Spy Case Started in Egypt – Reuters

Iran Has Stake in Namibia Uranium Mine, Says Owner – Reuters

Nuclear Iran: Repercussions for Turkey and Saudi Arabia – Power and Interest News Report

Left alone, Iran could become a democracy – The Herald

What the Realists Don't Realize – Saul Singer, Jerusalem Post

Oman Flooded by Infiltrators from Iran – Middle East Newsline

Iraq Election A Reality – Powerline

The Iranian Student Movemnt offer President Bush 5 "Suggestions" – SMCCDI

Iraqi election coverage – BuzzMachine and FR Thread



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1 posted on 01/30/2005 2:44:36 AM PST by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 01/30/2005 2:47:58 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn
Iran’s Khamenei warns EU may reconsider nuclear cooperation

In other words, Iran took one look at North Korea and learned that on the world stage, you get rewarded for acting like a complete jackass.

3 posted on 01/30/2005 3:01:18 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Gun-control is leftist mind-control.)
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To: DoctorZIn

WOW! threats from a third rate country.


5 posted on 01/30/2005 3:23:15 AM PST by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: Pookyhead

Just unbelievable and it says a lot about Democrats. If you're a murderous dictator, you get anything you want and your word is as good as gold. If you're a Republican president, the level of proof demanded for something you want can never be met and you get screamed at if you don't guarantee 100% success and show perfect results.


6 posted on 01/30/2005 3:32:31 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Gun-control is leftist mind-control.)
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To: DoctorZIn

I was going to suggest that the EUeeis bend over and take some more, but the sad fact is that their idea of "negotiating" will be to give the mullets any supplies they need to make bigger and better nukes as long as these fine reps of the religion of peace promise not to use them against any eu nation.


7 posted on 01/30/2005 4:41:18 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: DoctorZIn
Iran better watch it or the EU will kick their arses with all that 'soft power' they have at their disposal...Oh, wait ...
9 posted on 01/30/2005 11:24:44 AM PST by America's Resolve (awarforeurabia.blogspot.com - Watching the war for Europe)
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To: gakrak

The regime is a 3rd rate form of government but the country and the nation are among the 1st rates.


10 posted on 01/30/2005 11:27:24 AM PST by Khashayar (We are the champions, No time to lose us!)
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To: DoctorZIn
Photos of the Iraqi election in Iran


11 posted on 01/30/2005 11:34:47 AM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: DoctorZIn

Bump!


12 posted on 01/30/2005 11:40:56 AM PST by windchime (Hillary: "I've always been a preying person")
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To: F14 Pilot

Pressure on Tehran from Pakistan:

http://www.dawn.com/2005/01/30/welcome.htm

Government pressing Iran to compromise on nuclear dispute: DAVOS, Jan 30: Government is exerting behind the scenes pressure on Iran to compromise in its acrimonious dispute with Europe and the United States over its nuclear programme, diplomatic sources say. Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri passed on their concerns during a meeting at the weekend with Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi.

Kasuri, for his part, said Pakistan supported negotiations led by Britain, France and Germany, to reach a lasting deal that would allay US charges that Iran is covertly developing nuclear weapons. "We feel the role the (EU three) are playing is positive, because we feel that a peaceful resolution to this dispute is highly desirable," Kasuri told AFP on the margins of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "Being their neighbours, and already with the Iraq situation being what it is, we wouldn't want another turmoil on our border," he said. "We paid a big price" in Afghanistan "We don't want a similar destabilisation on our border again, so we have a vested interest in a peaceful resolution of this dispute." Pakistani officials say that Tehran has been warned "bluntly, bordering on rudeness," of their concerns and urged "not to make the mistake" of ignoring the Europeans. "We have not minced our words," a diplomatic source said. (AFP) (Posted @ 13:15 PST)


13 posted on 01/30/2005 1:58:56 PM PST by AdmSmith
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To: DoctorZIn; All

A great flash video of election day in Iraq.............

http://adamkeiper.blogs.com/comparevideo/files/Iraq_Election.wmv


14 posted on 01/30/2005 2:17:45 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: F14 Pilot; Khashayar; windchime; blackie; nuconvert; freedom44; DoctorZIn; Happy2BMe; MeekOneGOP; ..
Khamenei needs his statement emended: Iran is a great and cultured nation poised to throw off the yoke of insufferable jackasses.

There.

15 posted on 01/30/2005 3:59:10 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: nuconvert

Didn't you have any videos of Iranian students fighting the Arabic Mullahs???
That is Iraq, this is Iran!
We are different!


16 posted on 01/30/2005 4:00:53 PM PST by Khashayar (We are the champions, No time to lose us!)
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To: PhilDragoo

He is an idiot arab. He has no right to talk about Iran.


17 posted on 01/30/2005 4:02:45 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: PhilDragoo

It's about MOAB time!


18 posted on 01/30/2005 5:01:35 PM PST by blackie
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To: PhilDragoo


19 posted on 01/30/2005 5:04:20 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: nuconvert

Hello,

That election day video is beyond great. Fantastic, astounding, words can hardly describe the images. Wow! Consider - free and fair elections in the heart of the Arab world. The first democracy in the Arab world. Somehow I don't think it'll be the last.

Many compared January 30, 2005 to the date the Berlin Wall came down. I think today will become one of the days that we will look back on, a day which changed world history. Many have remarked that the elections are playing on Arab media. The common Arab people will see this. A lot of them, I'm sure, will think and wonder, and perhaps even say out loud - Why can't we vote like that? If the Iraqis can do it, then why can't we? Many speak of the domino effect. I certainly hope it happens. It won't happen immediately. Democracy is a process.

Also consider that another vote will be taking place in August, and then another one in December. Could democracy catch on in the Middle East? Could there be a wave of popular support?

This is really totally amazing. I slept maybe four hours last night, instead of the normal 7 or 8. It was worth it! Watching the people vote, and extremely pleased with the relative lack of violence. It was so very captivating, I couldn't tear myself away until nearly 3 a.m. The emotional impact didn't really hit me until just now, watching that incredible video. It looks like scenes from a movie. I can hardly believe it has happened. Yeah, for many months I knew the elections were coming. But it wasn't until today that I truly comprehended it. A country on the move from tyranny to democracy.

The prospects for freedom in Iran have never been better. To the people of Iraq, Iran, and all the oppressed people of the Middle East - I stand with you in solidarity. May you all enjoy the freedom that Americans take for granted each day.

Iraqis - a day of joy! And not just for Iraqis!

May God bless you all!


20 posted on 01/30/2005 6:00:28 PM PST by JWojack (Rice for President in 2008!)
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To: Khashayar

I know Iraq and Iran are different.
What goes on in Iraq affects the regime, directly or indirectly.


21 posted on 01/30/2005 6:16:09 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: nuconvert

Too bad they don't have a separate thread here on Fr. We are very different than them! I hope you remember that!

And Iranians affect Iraqis. They can't affect us neither directly nor indirectly


22 posted on 01/30/2005 7:04:50 PM PST by Khashayar (We are the champions, No time to lose us!)
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To: nuconvert
That is a great slide show.

Today in Iraq will affect tomorrow in Iran.

It is called "the revolution of rising expectations".

Khamenei will be dancing the Ceaucescu this year, which is to say he will be a dead pig rather than a live one.

23 posted on 01/30/2005 8:06:41 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: PhilDragoo

Bump!


24 posted on 01/30/2005 9:34:12 PM PST by windchime (Hillary: "I've always been a preying person")
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To: DoctorZIn
This thread is now closed.

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25 posted on 01/30/2005 10:55:57 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

Can we PLEASE just overthrow Iran's stupid excuse for a "government" and MOVE ON?? I'm REALLY tired of reading all the Iran threads...

Enough talk - I want to hear bomb explosions!


26 posted on 01/30/2005 11:20:41 PM PST by fire_eye (Socialism is the opiate of academia.)
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To: fire_eye

Fortunately, you need to read all Iran threads cuz no body s gonna bomb my country!


27 posted on 01/31/2005 5:53:45 AM PST by Khashayar (We are the champions, No time to lose us!)
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To: Khashayar

Hey - I MIGHT be suggesting that YOU blow up those stupid Mullahs, you know...


28 posted on 01/31/2005 10:36:27 AM PST by fire_eye (Socialism is the opiate of academia.)
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To: fire_eye

I know what???
Please explain!


29 posted on 01/31/2005 11:49:04 AM PST by Khashayar (We are the champions, No time to lose us!)
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To: Khashayar

"You know" is an idiom.

I'm saying, it doesn't matter who gets rid of Iran's idiot Islamic fundamentalist government, as long as the world is rid of it - in fact, it would be *better* if the Iranians did it themselves.

I'm just tired of the eternal waiting for somebody to do something about it, while the mad mullahs play for time while they try to get their nuclear weapons technology together. I'd rather someone would blow them up, than sit around and wait any longer.


30 posted on 01/31/2005 7:46:38 PM PST by fire_eye (Socialism is the opiate of academia.)
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