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U.S. Officials Say Iran Has Agreed to Nuclear Talks
The New York Times ^ | 10/20/2012 | By HELENE COOPER and MARK LANDLER

Posted on 10/20/2012 2:56:32 PM PDT by VanShuyten

WASHINGTON — The United States and Iran have agreed for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, according to Obama administration officials, setting the stage for what could be a last-ditch diplomatic effort to avert a military strike on Iran.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; nukes; octobersurprise; waronterror
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Iran says they don't want to start until after the elections.
1 posted on 10/20/2012 2:56:35 PM PDT by VanShuyten
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To: VanShuyten

I don’t believe it, WND was right. That’s like DEBKA being right.


2 posted on 10/20/2012 2:58:42 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: VanShuyten
The best long term result will come if we can avoid a war between the US, Israel and Iran. Over the last two centuries, a strong Iran has been a force for regional stability and a check on Russian southern expansion.

But it's very, very easy to have doubts about the timing weeks before the election. One does not have to be much of a cynic to doubt.

3 posted on 10/20/2012 2:58:51 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: VanShuyten

Baracktober Surprise

No surprise


4 posted on 10/20/2012 2:58:56 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: VanShuyten

LOL! What a bunch of idiots we have in the Whitey Hut.


5 posted on 10/20/2012 3:01:13 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: VanShuyten

And people were worried about Gloria Allred having something on Romney..if she had something on Romney Obama wouldn’t be pulling this crap now would he..oh and it won’t change anyone’s mind..I want to be a fly in the room during the Obama/Looney A-Jad talks..two whackos talking to each other how exciting


6 posted on 10/20/2012 3:01:58 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
"a strong Iran has been a force for regional stability and a check on Russian southern expansion. "

Saudi Arabia is not really our friend and could use some serious competition.

7 posted on 10/20/2012 3:02:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: xkaydet65

October surprise!

Can’t believe WND got a story right. Lol!

NY Slimes should have given them a shout out.


8 posted on 10/20/2012 3:02:14 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: VanShuyten
Wow!!!

I'm changing my vote and voting for Obama now!!! Said nobody with even half a brain...

9 posted on 10/20/2012 3:03:41 PM PDT by bayliving (I suffer from democrat induced tourette syndrome...)
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10 posted on 10/20/2012 3:07:08 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: VanShuyten

They must be thinking how smart they are to create that news ahead of Monday’s debate...I’m sure it was double agent Valerie Jarrett’s idea, one last ditched effort to save Obama which would in turn help save her beloved Iran. Sounds like good diplomacy, but let me get this straight, Iran is promising to have talks after the election about their nuclear program. It must mean they will have enough enriched uranium for a bomb by the end of October.


11 posted on 10/20/2012 3:10:59 PM PDT by polstar123
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To: VanShuyten

CURRENTLY THROWING UP.....!

Who doubts Bengazi was a set up NOW....???!!!


12 posted on 10/20/2012 3:10:59 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: VanShuyten

Hold on a bit. Am I crazy, or was it the U. S. who was doing the refusing on bilateral talks? You mean to say we’ve been begging all along to get Iran to talk to us personally, and only now Iran has decided to honor that request? If this is supposed to be an October surprise, it ranks right up there with the leaves changing color.


13 posted on 10/20/2012 3:13:22 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: gaijin

Committee to Re-Elect Obama:

Mexican Cartels, AQ, MB and now IRAN....!!!

Wow a really amazing combination....!


14 posted on 10/20/2012 3:15:04 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: VanShuyten; All

This has been in all the middle eastern press for 2 weeks. Even a couple European outlets have carried it. The deal is reported to be: Iran promises to halt enrichment and Zero drops the sanctions. No one will be doing any checking on Iran until late November. Win, Win for Zero and Tehran. Heads you lose, tails you lose for Israel and the USA.


15 posted on 10/20/2012 3:18:03 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: VanShuyten

Well, whoop tee do! I am just so thrilled. Bet Israel is too./s
BTW, did you know there are NO homosexuals in Iran? homodinehad said so, therefore it MUST be true.


16 posted on 10/20/2012 3:18:16 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

What a ridiculous lie. Partisan Media Shills ping. Thanks VanShuyten.


17 posted on 10/20/2012 3:18:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: VanShuyten

Talks! Wow what a break through... NOT

The Muslims will flap their gums till they get the drop on you, then, you die.


18 posted on 10/20/2012 3:18:58 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: VanShuyten
This is easy for Romney during the ever-so-coincidental debate Monday night; "THERE'S NO NEGOTIATING WITH TERRORISTS." Look what associating with 'Arab Spring' got us..

0bama bombed Libya without Congressional approval and all he got was a dead Ambassador's bloody T-shirt.

19 posted on 10/20/2012 3:20:52 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Paladin2

It wasn’t Iranians flying those planes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.


20 posted on 10/20/2012 3:21:19 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: VanShuyten
"WASHINGTON — The United States and Iran have agreed for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, according to Obama administration officials, setting the stage for what could be a last-ditch diplomatic effort to avert a military strike on Iran."

I think more likely this is a last-ditch diplomatic effort to save Obama Presidential ambitions. The Muslim in the White House and the Muslims in Iran can jointly lie and bomb Israel after the election.

21 posted on 10/20/2012 3:22:06 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: VanShuyten

Iran must be scared chitless at Romney being elected and what will happen in 2013!

Go Rominator!


22 posted on 10/20/2012 3:22:32 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: Randy Larsen

I forgot my /s tag.


23 posted on 10/20/2012 3:25:23 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: VanShuyten; All

If this is the best they got....yikes.

They won’t start until after the elections anyway.

Don’t think this will help Obama.


24 posted on 10/20/2012 3:26:47 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Snuph

Yeah, and 0bama’s motto will be “Trust and don’t verify”


25 posted on 10/20/2012 3:27:47 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: rwfromkansas

Gee, who would I rather wish to see “talking” to Iran, Obama or Romney, hmmmm.. This is a ruse by Iran to help get their BROTHER re-elected in the U.S.


26 posted on 10/20/2012 3:29:30 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
It wasn’t Iranians flying those planes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Birds of a feather.

I don't want to be saying "it wasn't Syrians that nuked DC" 10 years from now, either...

27 posted on 10/20/2012 3:30:02 PM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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To: VanShuyten

Obama is so deluded he thinks even more talks with Iran will help his election chances.

It will do the opposite - he’s doubling down on the same failed policy of the last 4 years. He’s also putting more distance between the US and Israel at the worst possible time.


28 posted on 10/20/2012 3:35:37 PM PDT by Dave346
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To: rwfromkansas

For what it’s worth department. Dick Morris reported on Fox and Friends this am that the deal is done and Obama is readying the paperwork for an October surprise. He said the agreement will be announced before the election making Obama look good and Iran gets some sanctions lifted. The most important thing he said was that Iran likes to meddle in US elections. They don’t want Romney elected because they think he will help Israel in an attack against Iran.


29 posted on 10/20/2012 3:40:53 PM PDT by Harley (Those that don't engage in politics are destined to be governed by inferiors. -Plato)
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To: VanShuyten

Did buraq tell them he will have a lot more flexibility after the elections?


30 posted on 10/20/2012 3:48:41 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: VanShuyten
October Surprise...the 9th Century knuckledraggers playing a desperate president.Hopefully,neither the American people nor the Israeli government will fall for it.
31 posted on 10/20/2012 3:55:44 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: VanShuyten

“Peace is at hand.”


32 posted on 10/20/2012 3:58:51 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

...”And people were worried about Gloria Allred having something on Romney..if she had something on Romney Obama wouldn’t be pulling this crap now would he..oh and it won’t change anyone’s mind..I want to be a fly in the room during the Obama/Looney A-Jad talks..two whackos talking to each other how exciting”...

The talks won’t change anything either.


33 posted on 10/20/2012 4:08:50 PM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: VanShuyten
Iran just endorsed obama! While the press will play it up, everyone will know it is because obama is weak. It is only ‘hypothetical meeting’!!!
34 posted on 10/20/2012 4:10:18 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: VanShuyten

Should I be having this pain in my head?


35 posted on 10/20/2012 4:12:31 PM PDT by Valin (I'm not completely worthless. I can be used as a bad example.)
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To: VanShuyten
I question the timing. :)

Ah, I see Iran is "early voting" by means of delaying tactic number 7.

36 posted on 10/20/2012 4:14:11 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

But they did hold our citizens hostage.


37 posted on 10/20/2012 4:15:01 PM PDT by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
But it's very, very easy to have doubts about the timing weeks before the election.

Let's look at this from both angles: True vs. Not True.

Let's assume the story is True. So what. How many American's are really following what's going on with the United States and Iran? I'm guessing no one beside the hard-core political junkies like those of us on FR. Assuming it's true, this isn't an election maker by any stretch of the imagination.

Now let's assume the story is False. Again, so what. No one seriously believes the Obama Administration has made any serious in-roads with Iran anyway.

Now let's look at this from a "blowback" perspective just for the fun of it. Story is reported and assumed true and promoted by Obama in the next debate. Then we find out "OOPS! Story ISN'T True" and we have a re-play of the Student Revolution in 2009 where Obama completely blew an opportunity to have regime change without the United States having to fire a single shot.

That's NOT good blowback.

38 posted on 10/20/2012 4:19:02 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: VanShuyten
Just as Rush predicted, like clockwork.
39 posted on 10/20/2012 4:21:52 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: VanShuyten

All Romney has to do is put out an AD where this evil sob spewed his hatred towards Israel and call the US satan in his little speech at the UN. Simply!!


40 posted on 10/20/2012 4:25:26 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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Kiss of death for Obama!! Remember the morning of the Wisconsin Primary in 1980 when Jimmy had a press conference on the “break-though” on the hostages??? OBAMA is going to be compared the that BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!
41 posted on 10/20/2012 4:26:54 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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These sad bastards...this was plan B after the failed attempt at a Syrian/US hostage negotiation that would make the purple lipped prince the king-o-the-world.

Pathetic, childish, and what is the word I have been hearing frequently...petulant!

42 posted on 10/20/2012 4:29:35 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Dr Erkel and Mr. Jive...lurking the streets of DC)
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To: VanShuyten

Ha! If I’m Romney I’d be running the “please communicate to Vladimir that after the election I’ll have more flexibility” video...just to serve as a reminder who’s best interests Obamao has in mind.


43 posted on 10/20/2012 4:36:10 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: VanShuyten
"setting the stage for what could be a last-ditch diplomatic effort to avert a military strike on Iran.

Setting the stage for what could be a last-ditch diplomatic effort to avert a ROMNEY WIN IN THE NOVEMEBER ELECTION.


44 posted on 10/20/2012 4:39:22 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: VanShuyten

setting the stage for what could be a last-ditch diplomatic effort to avert a military strike on Iran.

A last ditch effort before the foreign policy debate Monday to make bambi look good. It is total BS and won’t work


45 posted on 10/20/2012 5:14:22 PM PDT by Figment
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To: VanShuyten
"according to Obama administration officials"

I am shocked that this story did not start off with,

Once upon a time....

46 posted on 10/20/2012 5:22:29 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: American in Israel

IMO, they have the bomb ready to go. These “talks” are the invitation to the testing.


47 posted on 10/20/2012 6:03:03 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: VanShuyten

...because it worked so well with North Korea.


48 posted on 10/20/2012 6:10:30 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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Thanks VanShuyten.

U.S. says no plans for one-on-one meeting with Iran on nuclear issue
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2947911/posts

Dick Morris predicts an Obama-Iran ‘October surprise’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2947895/posts


49 posted on 10/20/2012 6:37:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: xkaydet65

Of course, the WH is denying this, per Politico.


50 posted on 10/20/2012 6:47:37 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama in a binder!!!)
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