Skip to comments.U.S. “disappointed” by Iran-IAEA atom talks failure
Posted on 06/09/2012 1:06:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Lack of progress in talks between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency is disappointing and it shows Tehran's continued failure to abide by its commitment to the U.N. nuclear watchdog, a U.S. envoy said on Saturday.
The IAEA and Iran failed at talks on Friday to unblock an investigation into suspected atom bomb research by the Islamic state, a setback dimming any chances for success in higher-level negotiations between Tehran and major powers later this month.
The IAEA, a Vienna-based U.N. agency, said no progress had been made in the meeting aimed at sealing a framework deal on resuming its long-stalled investigation.
Six world powers were scrutinizing the IAEA-Iran meeting to judge whether the Iranians were ready to make concessions before a resumption of wider-ranging negotiations with them in Moscow on June 18-19 on the decade-old nuclear dispute.
"We're disappointed," Robert Wood, the acting U.S. envoy to the IAEA, told Reuters in an emailed comment.
"Yesterday's outcome highlights Iran's continued failure to abide by its commitment to the IAEA, and further underscores the need for it to work with the IAEA to address international community's real concerns," he said.
The United States, European powers and Israel want to curb Iranian atomic activities they fear are intended to produce nuclear bombs. The Islamic Republic says its nuclear program is meant purely to produce energy for civilian uses.
Both the IAEA and Iranwhich insists it will work with the U.N. agency to prove allegations of a nuclear weapons agenda are "forged and fabricated"said before Friday's meeting that significant headway had been made on the procedural document.
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Iran is being racist by refusing to give President Obama something about which he can brag (without being caught) to support his reelection. Despite that, the negotiations are moving along “just fine” and success is certain.
Aw, heck. I can solve this problem in practically no time. Iran wants the bomb, right? We’ve got atomic bombs, right? So fine. We’ll share. We’ll send Iran five or six U.S. atomic bombs. No more problem.
Anyone who thinks they can negotiate with an insane country run by Muslim Mullahs is totally absent of thought.
And who is surprised by this?
Thanks Olog-hai. Clearly, the reports about Iranian malevolence and malfeasance regarding their peaceful atomic program and (non) support of terrorism are just false flag operations.
Why yes, I should put the /s tag on that one, why do you ask? :’)