Skip to comments.Iran Defiant After Nuclear Talks 'Disaster'
Posted on 12/03/2007 3:34:33 AM PST by america4vr
Iran on Sunday remained defiant in the standoff over its nuclear programme after the latest talks with the European Union ended in failure and world powers agreed to step up moves for further sanctions.
Foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said more UN Security Council sanctions would not deter Iran from pressing ahead with its nuclear drive, which the United States alleges is aimed at making an atomic weapon.
"If these powers are trying to deprive Iran of its rights, then resolutions and sanctions will be fruitless," he told reporters.
His comments came two days after the latest round of talks between EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Iran's new chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili ended in failure and mutual recrimination.
Solana said on Friday he was "disappointed" after the last-ditch talks in London failed to produce a breakthrough, in a marked change to his more diplomatic language in previous discussions.
According to a French diplomatic source in Paris, Friday's meeting between the two had been a "disaster," with Jalili signalling that Tehran wanted to start again from scratch on the issue.
"Solana left asking himself what the future of the negotiations could be," the source said.
Jalili took over in October after the sudden resignation of Ali Larijani, who had led Iran's negotiations with Solana for the past two years.
Larijani was seen as a relative moderate in the nuclear standoff, whereas Jalili is a hardline ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and has a reputation for intransigence.
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I am sure Iran will soon see the light in the guise of 40,000-feet pillars of kiloton brilliance
David Levinson: "It's like in chess: First, you strategically position your pieces and when the timing is right you strike."
Marty Gilbert: "And then what?"
David Levinson: "Checkmate. "
The blockade draws ever nearer...
Crocodile tears from socialist/communist/marxist Javier Solana...........
But wait: the CIA says that Iran has halted its nuclear program.
All is well now. Iran is not a threat to anyone. And the Palestinians are just like Rosa Parks and Dr. King. It was all just a big misunderstanding. Group hug time!