Skip to comments.Diplomat: We're Not Close to an Agreement with Iran
Posted on 10/17/2013 9:25:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
A senior western diplomat cautioned on Thursday that any breakthrough in diplomacy over Iran's nuclear program was not close", according to the Reuters news agency.
The comments come after two days of nuclear talks with Iran in Geneva, which Western negotiators have described as the most detailed and serious to date...
Despite the improved atmosphere, however, diplomats said on Thursday that major differences remained between western governments, which suspect Iran's nuclear work has covert military goals, and Tehran, which denies that and demands the lifting of crippling economic sanctions.
In Brussels, a senior diplomat told Reuters the talks in Geneva - the first such meeting since President Hassan Rouhani took office in Iran in August - had left negotiators "more reassured than we were before"...
Rouhani, who assumed office two months ago succeeding conservative Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and who is described as a moderate, has pledged transparency on Iran's controversial nuclear program in an effort to get crippling UN sanctions lifted.
After presenting Irans proposal to break the deadlock with world powers over its nuclear program, senior Iranian negotiator Abbas Araqchi and his U.S. counterpart Wendy Sherman met one-on-one.
That meeting marked the first direct nuclear talks between the Islamic republic and Washington since 2009.
Peaceful overtures made by Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani have led to direct talks with the West, although Israel has yet to be convinced that Iran has dropped its ambitions to acquire a nuclear weapon. As recently as Monday, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameini, continued to fuel doubts as he appealed to Muslims around the world to unite against Israel.
Israel has said that anything short of a cessation of uranium enrichment would not safeguard the Middle East and the world from the reality of an Iran with a nuclear weapon...
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Not even close; however, this buck-pass enabled little-boy-brocky to walk away from having to deal with the situation like a world leader, which he ain’t.
And still the left-wing media tries to paint Rowhani, the director of Iran’s nuclear program for many years, as the anti-Ahmadinejad. If that was ever worth anything. Ahmadinejad’s words are Khamenei’s thoughts.
Maybe if we could get Iran to revert to Zoroastrianism...
Maybe we can hire the Iranians to give McConnell and Boner a few tips on negotiating tactics - they seem to have Dumb’O number.
Diplomats are utterly stupid sods. I’ve always thought they come from planet Utopia and have no connection to the real world.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
That's a surprise