Skip to comments.Iran defiant as U.N. nuclear talks fail
Posted on 02/22/2012 10:02:49 PM PST by Olog-hai
The U.N. nuclear watchdog ended its latest mission to Iran after talks on Tehran's suspected secret atomic weapons research failed, a setback likely to increase the risk of confrontation with the West.
The United States criticized Iran on Wednesday over the failure of the International Atomic Energy Agency's latest mission, saying it again showed Tehran's refusal to abide by its international obligations over its nuclear program.
Expressing defiance, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran's nuclear policies would not change despite mounting international pressure against what the West says are Iran's plans to obtain nuclear bombs.
"With God's help, and without paying attention to propaganda, Iran's nuclear course should continue firmly and seriously," he said on state television. "Pressures, sanctions and assassinations will bear no fruit. No obstacles can stop Iran's nuclear work."
A team from the Vienna-based IAEA had hoped to inspect a site at Parchin, southeast of Tehran, where the agency believes there is a facility to test explosives. But the IAEA said Iran "did not grant permission."
The failure of the two-day visit by the IAEA could hamper any resumption of wider nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powersthe United States, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germanyas the sense grows that Tehran feels it is being backed into a corner.
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This is shamefull.
They are defiant now, but they’ll come to their senses when they understand better that 0bama’s US means no harm to them, after all, we have or will soon have only a fraction of a fraction of the nuclear arsenal we once had. Once they see we can’t hurt them, they’ll back down. 0bama is Sure of IT!
Yes. And they won’t ever want to do harm to the Continental United States.
It’s likely that the evil one called 0bama is going to get a lot of Americans dead.
I prefer Ronald Reagan’s “Peace through strength”.
It’s long past time for anyone with two brain cells to rub together to realize that Iran means to start World War III, a nuclear war, and, if something isn’t done - and very, very soon - this whole “Iran thing” is going to end very, very badly for everyone on the planet.
0bama done nothing but bad in the Middle East. The world is about to change and not for the better.
The UN is as useless as teats on a boar hog and needs to go now and so does Valerie Jarrett.
You know that ain’t gonna happen.
This defiance would have caused any other President to launch a strike. It is time to call a show of cards.
“Now” in my opinion should have been 1947, when the Arabs rejected the so-called “two-state solution” put forth by the then-nascent UN (which was really just a resurrection of Wilson’s moribund-from-day-one League of Nations). Instead, our resident leftists kept it alive to commit atrocity after atrocity, not least of which was the 1975 declaration of Zionism to be racism.