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Posted on 03/07/2006 11:35:56 AM PST by blam
Iran demands nuclear compensation
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insists Iran has a right to run nuclear research
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the West should compensate Iran for its past suspension of nuclear research as a way of building trust. It comes as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is holding talks in Vienna that could pave the way to UN Security Council action against Iran.
A foreign ministry spokesman said Iran was ready to compromise - but only if allowed to run some nuclear research.
But the IAEA - and the US - say only a full suspension is acceptable.
Western powers believe Iran wants to develop nuclear arms, a claim it denies.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday reaffirmed the US position that any nuclear enrichment on Iranian soil is unacceptable.
There is no compromise new Russian proposal
Sergei Lavrov Russian foreign minister
Iran's diplomatic escalator
Speaking after meeting Ms Rice in Washington, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov insisted all Russia's recent negotiations had been focused on trying to persuade Tehran to comply with IAEA demands.
"There is no compromise new Russian proposal," he said.
Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing has urged Iran to co-operate with the IAEA and stressed that there is still room for negotiation.
Mr Ahmadinejad has said that Tehran will review its previous policies if it is reported to the UN Security Council.
A senior military commander warned on Monday that the Iranian military would turn the country into a killing field for any enemy aggressor.
The BBC's Frances Harrison in Tehran says there is now more talk from Iranian officials of preparing people psychologically for confrontation with the West.
Mohamed ElBaradei says he is hopeful a deal can still be reached
But Iranian television has accused Western media of exaggerating the dispute over Iran's nuclear ambitions, our correspondent says.
Speaking in Tehran on Tuesday, Mr Ahmadinejad said the IAEA "has to compensate Iran for causing damage to the development of its science, technology and economy".
However, he failed to mention that Iran's suspension of uranium enrichment two years ago - the basis of his call for compensation - had been voluntary, our correspondent adds.
Later, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said Tehran was ready to compromise but only if it was allowed to continue its small-scale nuclear enrichment programme.
Tehran was willing to suspend full-scale nuclear enrichment for a period as a trust-building measure, he told the BBC.
It insists it has the right to develop its nuclear sector to produce energy for civilian purposes.
Three years of negotiations between Iran and the EU have brought no significant result.
Iran resumed enrichment in January after a two-year hiatus.
How about a thousand cases of Hostess Cupcakes? Do you think the mullahs would go for that?
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the West should compensate Iran for its past suspension of nuclear research as a way of building trust.
OK. You can build a beautiful tree-lined park where the smoldering hole was going to be.
You supply the land and the trees and the benches and the grass. The lack of hole is on us.
This wacko can't be trusted. Nuke 'em! ;o)
In the city we call this a "protection racket". Pay me and I won't hurt you.
Seems like every other day this guy has something different to say.
Maybe if they were delivered in suppository form...
Aren't the filling in those cupcakes made with porcine lard ?
You want nuclear compensation? Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it.
They are jumping on the reparations train?
Billions of Oreo cookies...
'Seems like every other day this guy has something different to say.'
And every other day he just gets funnier and funnier.
I'm looking for his appearance at our local Comedy Club -
They want to be "nuclearly compensated"?
O.K. Let's "compensate" them.
Looks like "nuclear compensation" to me.
You want some energy Iran????
"stressed that there is still room for negotiation"
We can negotiate...
Do you want Hydrogen or Neutron bombs?
Do you want bulk rates on radiation treatment packs? or individual pricing?
"Mohamed ElBaradei says he is hopeful a deal can still be reached."
There he goes again, waving a piece of paper like Neville Chamberlain, just before Hitler rolled into France. What an optimistic doofus, those diplomats are.
The purpose of those stupid statements is to give the left talking points later.
Screw the left. and Tell this guy to wish in one hand and crap in the other and see which fills up quickest.
OK. So, using Deluisonal-Boy's logic, I want each of you Freepers to give me 5 bucks as way of building my trust for you!
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