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Report: Iran won't give up enrichment
AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/22/06 | Ali Akbar Dareini - ap

Posted on 08/22/2006 12:39:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran said Tuesday it was ready for "serious negotiations" on its nuclear program, but a semi-official news agency said the government was unwilling to abandon nuclear enrichment — the key U.S. demand.

Top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani delivered a written response to ambassadors of Britain, China, Russia, France, Germany and Switzerland to a package of incentives aimed at persuading Iran to roll back on its nuclear program.

Larijani refused to disclose whether the response included an offer to suspend uranium enrichment, and no details of Iran's response were released. The state-run television quoted Larijani as telling the diplomats Iran "is prepared as of Aug. 23 to enter serious negotiations" with the countries that proposed the incentives package.

But the semi-official Fars news agency reported that Iran rejected calls to suspend "nuclear activities" — or uranium enrichment — and "instead has offered a new formula to resolve the issues through dialogue."

Iran delivered its response to the incentives offer nine days before a U.N. Security Council deadline for Iran to halt enrichment or face possible economic and political sanctions.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bombirannow; enrichment; giveup; iran; irannukes

1 posted on 08/22/2006 12:39:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

This Aug. 12, 2006 IKONOS satellite image provided by GeoEye on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006 purports to show the Natanz nuclear facility in Iran. Iran's unprecedented refusal to allow access to its underground facility at Natanz could seriously hamper U.N. attempts to ensure Tehran is not trying to produce nuclear weapons, and might violate the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, diplomats and U.N. officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/IKONOS satellite image ourtesy of GeoEye/WIA)


2 posted on 08/22/2006 12:40:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: NormsRevenge


Then forget all talk. It's nothing but a stall anyway.


3 posted on 08/22/2006 12:41:20 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- "if" only 10% are radical, that's 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: NormsRevenge

A member of Iranian army fires an anti- helicopter rocket during training maneuvers in Zahedan, in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan va Baluchistan, on Monday Aug. 21, 2006. Iran's supreme leader says the Islamic republic will continue pursuing nuclear technology, state television reported.(AP Photo/ISNA, Mehdi Ghasemi)


4 posted on 08/22/2006 12:42:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: NormsRevenge

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is seen August 3, 2006. Ahmadinejad said on Thursday Iran could not abandon its nuclear programme when the United States developed new atomic bombs every year, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad


5 posted on 08/22/2006 12:42:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: NormsRevenge
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6 posted on 08/22/2006 12:43:39 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: NormsRevenge

Guess that's it then... let'em have it.


7 posted on 08/22/2006 12:44:15 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Peace In Our Time®)
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To: NormsRevenge
unwilling to abandon nuclear enrichment — the key U.S. demand.

It's not just the U.S. demanding the termination of uranium enrichment, but this way the AP can frame it as a United States vs. Iran issue.
8 posted on 08/22/2006 12:44:40 PM PDT by brain bleeds red
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To: NormsRevenge

That pic is just calling to be photoshopped with the Bomb Magnet...


9 posted on 08/22/2006 12:44:47 PM PDT by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† | Iran Azadi | SONY: 5yst3m 0wn3d, N0t Y0urs | NYT:Jihadi Journal)
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To: NormsRevenge

Let's through about a dozen resolutions at Iran ..... that'll teach 'em.


10 posted on 08/22/2006 12:44:59 PM PDT by Fighting Irish (Béagán agus a rá go maith)
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To: NormsRevenge

G-d help whichever party is in power when an American city is destroyed by an Islamic nuke. I'm talking angry mobs pulling politicians from their homes and lynching them.


11 posted on 08/22/2006 12:45:20 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Fighting Irish

Let's throw about a dozen resolutions at Iran ..... that'll teach 'em.


12 posted on 08/22/2006 12:45:21 PM PDT by Fighting Irish (Béagán agus a rá go maith)
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To: NormsRevenge

While I don't see any reason why Iran should not develop a nukular power industry and electrical utility, at the same time they should not be surprised if they make somebody anxious with their nuke bomb intent and get nuked themselves out of the blue some morning.


13 posted on 08/22/2006 12:47:41 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: Fighting Irish

If you don't give up your nuclear ambitions we're going to go have another meeting!!!!


14 posted on 08/22/2006 12:47:53 PM PDT by Firefox1
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To: NormsRevenge


Hopefully....soon to be a cloud of vapor...


15 posted on 08/22/2006 12:49:12 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: NormsRevenge

A photoshop combining those two pics....


16 posted on 08/22/2006 12:50:12 PM PDT by GoLightly
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To: Fighting Irish


How about a dozen strategic nukes (I'm talking the big ones)...but...if we most go non-nuclear, we can bring back B-52 carpet bombings from the bad...good ole days...


17 posted on 08/22/2006 12:50:26 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: NormsRevenge
I think we should give them lots of enriched nuclear material...

I would say an airburst at 20,000 feet will work nicely.


18 posted on 08/22/2006 12:51:40 PM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Fighting Irish

It's making my head hurt. Jon Bennett Ramsey is making my head hurt. Mike Nifong is making my head hurt. The war in Iraq is making my head hurt. Life, in general, is making my head hurt. Too much hurt, not enough aspirin in the world. Too many crazies -- HEADACHE!


19 posted on 08/22/2006 12:51:52 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: pabianice
I'm talking angry mobs pulling politicians from their homes and lynching them.

I'll probably be part of that mob.

20 posted on 08/22/2006 12:52:16 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: Fighting Irish
Let's throw about a dozen resolutions at Iran ..... that'll teach 'em.

With all of the paperwork that'll generate... picture all of the trees that will have to be killed. :(

21 posted on 08/22/2006 12:53:11 PM PDT by GoLightly
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To: Fighting Irish

And follow it up with a sternly worded letter.


22 posted on 08/22/2006 12:53:22 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I wish to one day be just like the Smiling Bob, in the infidel Enzyte commercial....but for now I am like a frightened turtle


23 posted on 08/22/2006 12:54:45 PM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: in hoc signo vinces

If I was Pres for 5 minutes ........ I'd order one of the LA class subs docked in Norfolk to load their tubes with some conventional firecrackers - and point them at NK and Iran - then let 'em fly.

By taking out a few nuclear sites on two countries at the same time ....... ?

I think that would pretty much say what needs to be said.


24 posted on 08/22/2006 12:55:03 PM PDT by Fighting Irish (Béagán agus a rá go maith)
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To: Fighting Irish

In addition to bombing their nuclear development sites, we should also bomb their oil wells, immediately. Destroy Iran's nuclear capability and pound its economy into the Stone Age.


25 posted on 08/22/2006 12:58:00 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: NormsRevenge

It's Aug 22 am I dead yet.....hummm! Li'l # 12 Imam where are you?!


26 posted on 08/22/2006 1:01:01 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God bless our troops!! Our President and those who fight against the awful commie, liberal left!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

So. What are we waiting for? A mushroom cloud over Washington, D.C.?


27 posted on 08/22/2006 1:02:04 PM PDT by Gritty (Europeans and our MSM media are into resignation, rationalization and denial on Iran-Tony Blankley)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gee, I thought for sure Ahmadinejad (A.K.A. Nutjob) was going to announce the reallocation of his nuclear program funds to go toward feeding starving children in Africa. Oh well, I guess I shouldn't bank on a career in forecasting.


28 posted on 08/22/2006 1:04:16 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: NormsRevenge

That doesn't look like a population center and hence should be FREE and CLEAR for about 250 bunker busters to pay a visit.


29 posted on 08/22/2006 1:09:58 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: brain bleeds red
Take a look at this:

This is how it was framed in the first AP article detailing Iran's new penchant for "serious" talks:

Iran says it's ready for 'serious' talks:

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Tuesday that Tehran was ready to enter "serious negotiations" over its disputed nuclear program but did not say whether it was willing to suspend uranium enrichment — the West's key demand. ----------------------
And note the change in wording in the article after that:

Iran wants to talk but keep nuke program:

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran said Tuesday it was ready for "serious negotiations" on its nuclear program, but a semiofficial news agency said the government was unwilling to abandon nuclear enrichment — the key U.S. demand. -------------------

So, in the space of about two hours, it suddenly became purely a "US" demand as opposed to a "West" demand. Fishy...
30 posted on 08/22/2006 1:11:01 PM PDT by brain bleeds red
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To: NormsRevenge

"The Great Satan to have cojones this big if think they can stop Iran from doing as pleases."

31 posted on 08/22/2006 1:15:16 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: NormsRevenge

notice the huge security perimeter and fighting positions. The enrichment complex is buried under dozens of feet of concrete and earth.

more here

http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/iran/natanz-imagery.htm

http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/iran/natanz-imagery2.htm


32 posted on 08/22/2006 1:17:35 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Constitutions Grandchild
This will help the hurting head...

A Look at the Muslims’ Mindset (excellent piece by an Iranian-born FReeper)

Understanding always helps!

33 posted on 08/22/2006 1:22:34 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: brain bleeds red
It's not just the U.S. demanding the termination of uranium enrichment, but this way the AP can frame it as a United States vs. Iran issue.

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Iran with their allies, France, China, Russia, you know, all the oil for food beneficiaries, will use these talks to further isolate the US position and move closer to Iran. Condi and W are being taken to the cleaners by Iran since the Iraq invasion with the help of the traitorous left and their media sock puppets.
34 posted on 08/22/2006 1:24:34 PM PDT by photodawg
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To: brain bleeds red

Good catch.


35 posted on 08/22/2006 1:26:05 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: NormsRevenge
We are screwed. Our "key" demand doesnt mean crap. We need to back away from the UNSC and go with a coaltion of the willing, if there is a coalition out there.

UNSC is EVIL

36 posted on 08/22/2006 1:26:51 PM PDT by blasater1960 ( Ishmaelites...Still a wild-ass of a people....)
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To: NormsRevenge

I would have had the birds in the area ladened with cruise missiles. Once the report was released on their refusal, they would have already been in the air heading to their facilities. No invasion, no mass bombing, just surgical annihilation of their capabilities. I would then call up the rest of the reserves,..and wait. This would be the result of their decision for a "new formula." Other islamic nations would take note. To allow this to continue is Germany in 1939. At least Iran has the guts to announce to the world their intent to destroy us and Israel. The other islamic nations just want our dollars ala the gas pump.


37 posted on 08/22/2006 1:29:47 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?")
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To: NormsRevenge
That guy has to aim a little lower. It's going to go over his head the way it's traveling.
38 posted on 08/22/2006 1:36:42 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
99.9 percent of the facts stated in that article made me sick to my stomach. Now my head hurts AND I'm sick to my stomach. I hope and pray, daily, that the pain and suffering will cease, but I believe the poverty and deprivation has actually made those still enslaved impervious to any kindness or rational thought. THEY LIKE IT THAT WAY. They never give up.

I'm to A.D.D. to carry a grudge that long. Grudges are their raison d'etre. Too many crazies, not enough aspirin or anti acid.

Thanks for the article, though.
39 posted on 08/22/2006 2:55:45 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

That's "too A.D.D.," not "to A.D.D.".


40 posted on 08/22/2006 2:57:00 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: NormsRevenge

If I close my eyes, it's 1994 all over again. Damn, you would think we had learned something...anything from our experience with N. Korea.


41 posted on 08/22/2006 6:58:17 PM PDT by conservativecorner
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