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UN nuclear agency reports failed Iran talks
google ^ | 2/22/2012 | GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press

Posted on 02/22/2012 4:49:48 AM PST by tobyhill

The U.N. nuclear agency acknowledged renewed failure Wednesday after a trip to probe suspicions of covert Iranian nuclear weapons work, in a statement issued just hours after an Iranian general warned of a pre-emptive strike against any foe threatening the country.

The double signs of defiance reflected Tehran's continued resistance to demands that it defuse suspicions about its nuclear activities despite a growing list of international sanctions.

The International Atomic Energy Agency made little progress in talks that ended just three weeks ago, and hopes had been low that a visit by IAEA experts to Iran that ended late Tuesday would be any more successful even before the agency issued its statement.

It was issued early Wednesday, shortly after midnight and just after the IAEA experts left Tehran, reflecting the agency's urgent wish to tell its side of the story.

As the two-day trip was winding down, Iranian officials sought to cast it in a positive light, with foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast telling reporters that "cooperation with the agency continues and is at its best level."

Iran's top leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, insisted the Islamic Republic is not seeking nuclear weapons, saying they are "useless, harmful and dangerous," but did not mention the visit by the IAEA experts.

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1 posted on 02/22/2012 4:49:52 AM PST by tobyhill
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>>>Iran's top leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, insisted the Islamic Republic is not seeking nuclear weapons, saying they are "useless, harmful and dangerous," but did not mention the visit by the IAEA experts. Keep the locals clueless!
2 posted on 02/22/2012 5:26:47 AM PST by SIRTRIS
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3 posted on 02/22/2012 5:28:24 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: tobyhill

yet this morning at the WSJ they encourage “stronger negotiations”...


4 posted on 02/22/2012 5:31:16 AM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: tobyhill

What is needed now is for Nobel Peace Prize winner, Obama to fly to Tehran and sign an agreement with I’mnutjob and return in triumph waving the agreement and declare “...peace in our time...”. That strategy worked so well with Hitler.


5 posted on 02/22/2012 6:09:08 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: tobyhill

When is the next new moon?


6 posted on 02/22/2012 6:16:51 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: G Larry
" renewed failure "

That's already the best line of bull I'm likely to hear today.

The threat of preemptive strike does not settle an uneasy feeling that we are on the brink of being instantly involved, in theater, in a regional war unlike any seen before. The Israelis are waiting only for the ground. Oddly, the civil war already underway in Syria is slowing things down but also plays to Israeli advantage, I would think, in keeping one border foe vital to the supply lines of its Iranian puppet enemies crippled.

This is an existential question for the Israelis, and the tension all along this fault line is definitely in a "pre-earthquake" condition, and building.

Sobering, to say the least. Not least among the reasons being the incompetent commander of our armed forces and the utopian coven "running things" over at State.

There's got to be a split in this administration between those hoping for a "game-changer," to distract the American voter and press, and perhaps a handful among this insane posse with enough clarity to at least appear sober, if only to impress potential sexual partners, and who hazily understand the price in human lives on the line.

7 posted on 02/22/2012 6:23:04 AM PST by Prospero
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foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast telling reporters that “cooperation with the agency continues and is at its best level.”

The best level for Iran, non-cooperation, no access,
while their best and brightest work night and day
for the destruction of Israel and ourselves.
Iran has been at war with us since the embassy takeover
and has stated as such for thirty years, and still
there are people who won’t believe them.
I hope Israel turns them to glass and ruin, and
if any should retaliate, they should be slagged
immediately also.

It’s time to turn the world right side up.


8 posted on 02/22/2012 6:44:56 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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