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Iranian Alert - February 10, 2005 - Iran says it won't give up nuclear technology
Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.10.2005 | DoctorZin

Posted on 02/10/2005 7:02:51 AM PST by DoctorZIn

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Iran says it won't give up nuclear technology

Excerpt: President Mohammad Khatami vowed Wednesday that no Iranian government would ever abandon the progress that the country has made in developing peaceful nuclear technology.

The comment did not augur well for negotiations with the big three European powers who are currently trying to persuade Iran to cease permanently the enrichment of uranium.

Khatami warned that if the talks with Britain, France and Germany fail, his government will not be bound by its undertaking to suspend enrichment.

"If other parties [to the negotiations] are not committed to their promises, we will not be committed to our promises at all," Khatami told a meeting of foreign diplomats in Tehran. The Europeans have promised Iran economic and technological aid in return for cooperation on the nuclear issue.

Khatami then went further and warned of a course of action that would reach far: "If we feel you [Europeans] do not fulfill your promises, we will adopt a new policy, and the responsibility of its huge consequences will lie with those who broke their promises," he said. He did not say more about this policy. ...

"Neither my government, nor any other [Iranian] government can give a convincing reply to people [who seek our] giving up peaceful nuclear technology," said Khatami, whose second and final presidential term ends later this year.

"Iran has achieved nuclear technology without the help of others, and it will never give up its right [to use it] under illegitimate pressure from others," Khatami said. ...

Khatami reiterated that Iran would never make nuclear weapons. He said the country was a signatory to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and had reaffirmed its commitment to the peaceful use of nuclear power in November.

The United States says it supports the European negotiations with Iran, but U.S. officials say privately they expect them to fail. The United States has long wanted the International Atomic Energy Agency to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council, which has the power to impose sanctions on the country.

In Belgium on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Iran must live up to its international obligations to halt its nuclear program or "the next steps are in the offing." (Full story)

In Washington, U.S. President Bush said Wednesday, "The Iranians just need to know that the free world is working together to send a very clear message. You know, 'Don't develop a nuclear weapon.'

"And the reason we're sending that message is because Iran with a nuclear weapon would be a very destabilizing force in the world."...

A Daily Briefing of Major News Stories on Iran:

US may employ Iran's opposite group for spying - IranMania News

Rice, Playing Down Rift, Urges EU to Get Tough on Iran - Reuters

Austrians sold 800 sniper rifles to Iran; U.S. protests - Associated Press

US routinely updating war plan for Iran - Reuters

Rice Criticises Britain For Not Laying Down The Law To Iran's Leaders - The Telegraph

A Note from DoctorZin:

To all my readers:

I want to apologize for the light posting this week.

I am in Washington DC all week for an intelligence conference and quite simply have not had the time to provide you with all the updates you deserve on the major breaking news on Iran.

The good news is that I have learned much this week that I will begin relaying to you in the next few days.

Please be patient.

DoctorZin



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1 posted on 02/10/2005 7:02:54 AM PST by DoctorZIn
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To: DoctorZIn

Did someone say MOAB?


2 posted on 02/10/2005 7:03:47 AM PST by Bigturbowski
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; Grampa Dave; PhiKapMom; McGavin999; Hinoki Cypress; ...
Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

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3 posted on 02/10/2005 7:05:04 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

We needed a place to test our new DAISY CUTTERS!!!!


4 posted on 02/10/2005 7:07:35 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: DoctorZIn
Facilities may be INDESTRUCTABLE but the ayatollahs aren't. (Facilities can be safely used in 150,000 years)
5 posted on 02/10/2005 7:09:48 AM PST by Red Badger (ANONYMOUS IRAQI VOTER: "I dipped it deep as if I was poking the eyes of all the world's tyrants.)
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To: DoctorZIn

If man built it, it can be destroyed.


6 posted on 02/10/2005 7:10:27 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: DoctorZIn

White Star Line proclaims, "Titanic 'unsinkable'...."


7 posted on 02/10/2005 7:20:35 AM PST by steve in DC
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To: DoctorZIn

And the Titanic was unsinkable. Okay.


8 posted on 02/10/2005 7:24:02 AM PST by highlandbreeze
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To: steve in DC

Guess I should have read the posts first. LOL!

=0P


9 posted on 02/10/2005 7:25:01 AM PST by highlandbreeze
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To: DoctorZIn

I don't know, that sounds like a challenge to me!


10 posted on 02/10/2005 7:26:09 AM PST by Abathar
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To: highlandbreeze
It just sat there like a big, hanging curve ball.....

Who could blame you for taking a swing at it?

11 posted on 02/10/2005 7:36:50 AM PST by steve in DC
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To: steve in DC

True. And I thought I was being clever.

=0(


12 posted on 02/10/2005 7:42:49 AM PST by highlandbreeze
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To: DoctorZIn
We all look forward to your reports in the next few weeks.

Iran says its facilities are "indestructible"? The Third Reich also thought that it was "indestructible." The Morons (excuse me, Mullahs) in Iran apparently cannot read the history of prior national conflicts with the US.

We can solve that little problem a number of ways. All of them will be unfortunate for the Morons/Mullahs.

Congressman Billybob

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13 posted on 02/10/2005 7:51:46 AM PST by Congressman Billybob (My tagline is on vacation.)
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To: DoctorZIn

"The Titanic is unsinkable..."


14 posted on 02/10/2005 8:03:37 AM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: DoctorZIn

Please add me to your ping list.

Thank you.


15 posted on 02/10/2005 8:04:43 AM PST by Roses0508
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To: DoctorZIn

Bump!


16 posted on 02/10/2005 9:08:16 AM PST by windchime (Hillary: "I've always been a preying person")
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To: All

Here is a link to the conference that DrZin is attending......

http://www.fbcinc.com/intelcon/

The line-up of speakers is extensive and impressive


17 posted on 02/10/2005 9:11:00 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: DoctorZIn

They maybe indestructable but the areas where they are will be quiet neighborhoods for the next 3,500 years.


18 posted on 02/10/2005 9:19:11 AM PST by rudypoot
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To: DoctorZIn

The Mullahs are digging their graves by their own hands.


19 posted on 02/10/2005 12:15:05 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: All

A small group of demonstrators in Tehran during heavy snowfall, 10 February 2005. The Iranian government urged the turnout of huge crowds for the anniversary of the 1979 revolution.

20 posted on 02/10/2005 6:19:13 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: DoctorZIn

News sources indicate that Dr. Farzad Hamidi, one of the hunger strikers in Iranian prison is about to die.

He has been on strike since 20 days ago!

There are about 6 hunger strikers demanding a free election and releasing of political prisoners.


21 posted on 02/10/2005 9:11:06 PM PST by Khashayar (We are the champions, No time to lose us!)
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To: DoctorZIn
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22 posted on 02/10/2005 9:23:40 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: All

23 posted on 02/10/2005 9:40:53 PM PST by Khashayar (We are the champions, No time to lose us!)
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To: nuconvert

Shah's Pictures

http://www.iranchamber.com/personalities/fdiba/farah_diba.php


24 posted on 02/10/2005 10:21:09 PM PST by Khashayar (We are the champions, No time to lose us!)
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To: DoctorZIn

Hersh's article banned in Iranian papers

February 08, 2005

A friend has written in his blog that very top officials (based on my persoanl experience form the days at Asr-e Azadegan, probably National Security Council) had banned all papers from publishing the Persian translation of Seymour Hersh's piece about U.S. possible attack to Iran.

This is how the Iranian regime prevents political discourse. And you may already know, no paper in Iran has an op-ed section. There are some political columns spread out in the paper -- most of them analytical though, rather than opinion pieces -- but there is no specific space for such debate to happen.

Believe it or not, Internet is providing this space.


25 posted on 02/11/2005 2:00:05 AM PST by Khashayar (We are the champions, No time to lose us!)
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To: DoctorZIn
This thread is now closed.

Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

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26 posted on 02/11/2005 7:11:52 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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