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Russia warns against attacking Iran
The Hindu ^ | 19SEP07 | Vladimir Radyuhin

Posted on 09/18/2007 3:59:10 PM PDT by familyop

MOSCOW: Russia has warned against the use of military force against Iran and criticised Western sanctions imposed on Tehran outside the United Nations.

“We are worried about increasingly frequent reports that military action against Iran is being seriously considered,” Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talks with his French counterpart Bernard Kouchner here on Tuesday.

“It’s hard to imagine what that could do to the region where there are already grave problems in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Mr. Lavrov strongly backed the efforts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran’s nuclear programme.

“Russia is against attempts to pressure the U.N. Security Council to go beyond agreed support for IAEA,” the Russian Minister said, adding that the U.N. nuclear watchdog was “satisfied” with Iran’s progress in complying with IAEA’s demands.

He echoed the U.N. nuclear chief ElBaradei in urging the West to learn the lessons of Iraq. “No military solution”

“We are convinced that no modern problem has a military solution, and that applies to the Iranian nuclear programme as well,” Mr. Lavrov said.

“We know the consequences of ignoring the professional view of IAEA in Iraq four years ago.”

He criticised the idea of unilateral sanctions by the E.U. or the United States.

“If we agreed to work collectively and that is reflected in consensus decisions made by the U.N. Security Council, then what purpose do unilateral sanctions serve?” he said.

Mr. Kouchner climbed down on his earlier statement that the world should prepare for war in Iran.

“The worst thing to happen would be a war, and in order to avoid it, we need to talk, talk and talk,” he said, shifting the emphasis of his previous statement and calling for more sanctions against Iran.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; nuclear; russia; weapons
"Mr. Kouchner climbed down on his earlier statement that the world should prepare for war in Iran. “The worst thing to happen would be a war, and in order to avoid it, we need to talk, talk and talk,” he said,..."

Why? ...because our US Government talked him into revising his statement.

U.S. in no rush to attack Iran -- for now
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1898608/posts

1 posted on 09/18/2007 3:59:11 PM PDT by familyop
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Abizaid: World Could Abide Nuclear Iran
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1898201/posts
(words of our “retired commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East” —AP)


2 posted on 09/18/2007 4:02:30 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt.)--has-been, will write Duncan Hunter in)
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To: familyop
Russia has sold a lot of stuff to Iran, and Iran hasn’t paid up yet.

That and they do not like that the US and the EU have pretty much surrounded Russia’s southern borders.

3 posted on 09/18/2007 4:08:24 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: familyop
“The worst thing to happen would be a war, and in order to avoid it, we need to talk, talk and talk,” he said,...

Cyphered, "we need time to get our ducks in a row and hopefully when Iran is put to rest for the sake of humanity, we will be maybe as strong as the U.S. by then and tote some weight and be a part of it and take our chunk when it happens and have a say in post war".

4 posted on 09/18/2007 4:10:31 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: familyop
“It’s hard to imagine what that could do to the region where there are already grave problems in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Yea, its a grave problem that Iraq and Afghanistan are free to elect their own governments.

5 posted on 09/18/2007 4:13:38 PM PDT by Keflavik76
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To: familyop

Of course they are warning against it. The “former” Soviet Union hasn’t changed a bit. Or if they did change, they have changed back with a vengeance! So much for the so-called peace dividend...


6 posted on 09/18/2007 4:18:56 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: EGPWS
hopefully when Iran is put to rest for the sake of humanity

? Talking about wiping out an entire nation? If so, I wouldn't speak of "humanity" if I were you.

7 posted on 09/18/2007 4:20:17 PM PDT by Map Kernow ("...stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you..." -Deut. 21:21)
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To: familyop

Russia and Iran will attack the USA watch and mark my words... ITS getting serial out there.... First Zirinovsky now this.. Russia is still the sleeping bear...


8 posted on 09/18/2007 4:23:29 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: familyop
“The worst thing to happen would be a war, and in order to avoid it, we need to talk, talk and talk,”

And while we talk and talk and talk...our enemies get stronger and stronger and stronger.

Great strategy. I wonder we havent tried that before.


9 posted on 09/18/2007 4:23:29 PM PDT by lowbridge ("We control this House, not the parliamentarians! -Congressman Steny Hoyer (D))
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To: familyop

I’m leaning toward dragging the Russians by their Lenin chin hairs out of the consulates in Chicago and San Francisco, burning the buildings to the ground and then blaming the Russians for global warming.

If someone has a better idea to deal with these commies, I’m all ears...


10 posted on 09/18/2007 4:25:37 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: redgolum

So the russkis say that there is no military solution to modern problems, eh? Good. When will they completely disband their military?


11 posted on 09/18/2007 4:26:33 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: familyop

U.S.A. to Russia: “When we want your opinion we’ll tell you. Until then go back to your vodka and put a cork in it.”


12 posted on 09/18/2007 4:27:55 PM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: redgolum

You forgot to say that they’re also afraid we’ll find that Russian has been providing Iran with illegal arms and helping to fuel the terrorists in Iraq, thereby implicating them on the wrong side in the war on terror.


13 posted on 09/18/2007 4:31:15 PM PDT by pctech
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To: redgolum
I wonder how the Russians would feel about a nuclear armed Chechnya?
14 posted on 09/18/2007 4:39:30 PM PDT by peeps36 (OUTLAWED WORDS--INSURGENT,GLOBAL WARMING,UNDOCUMENTED WORKER,PALESTINIAN,TERMINATED PREGNANCY)
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To: familyop
"Hey Vlad ... Can you spell D-E-F-C-O-N-5 ??

.................. FRegards

15 posted on 09/18/2007 4:40:01 PM PDT by gonzo (My Mother never understood the irony of calling me a 'son-of-a-bitch' ...)
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To: familyop; FARS; HardStarboard
"Hey Vlad ... Can you spell D-E-F-C-O-N-5 ??

.................. FRegards

16 posted on 09/18/2007 4:40:40 PM PDT by gonzo (My Mother never understood the irony of calling me a 'son-of-a-bitch' ...)
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To: familyop

A one sided A$$ whoopin’ isn’t a war!

It’s a preventative measure!


17 posted on 09/18/2007 4:48:27 PM PDT by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: Map Kernow
“Talking about wiping out an entire nation? If so, I wouldn’t speak of “humanity” if I were you.”

So you think people in Islamic countries are human? NOT!

18 posted on 09/18/2007 4:48:59 PM PDT by babygene (Never look into the laser with your last good eye...)
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To: GodGunsGuts
Just because the intelligentsia realized that Marxism-Leninism failed doesn’t mean that Russia ever stopped playing the ‘Great Game’/
19 posted on 09/18/2007 5:00:30 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (When the government fears the People= Liberty. When the People fear the Government =Tyranny)
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To: redgolum

And when you consider that Russia is flexing her military muscle again....


20 posted on 09/18/2007 5:03:10 PM PDT by TheBattman (I've got TWO QUESTIONS for you....)
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To: Map Kernow
EGPWS states:Cyphered, "we need time to get our ducks in a row and hopefully when Iran is put to rest for the sake of humanity, we will be maybe as strong as the U.S. by then and tote some weight and be a part of it and take our chunk when it happens and have a say in post war".

Map Kernow replies:Talking about wiping out an entire nation

If so, I wouldn't speak of "humanity" if I were you.

Nice try Map Kernow....your dingy attempt in misconstruing speak would make you a formidable liberal MSM editor.

21 posted on 09/18/2007 5:06:06 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: pctech
Yep, and they have been the driving force behind the Iranian nuke technology.

Which hasn’t been paid for yet. Unlike the SAM stuff they sold Syria (which is now scrap metal).

22 posted on 09/18/2007 5:19:31 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

Russia has the driving force behind a lot the turmoil in the middle east. Syria, Iran, Iraq, all of them were being funded and equipped by Russia. Russia was also behind the 1967 7-day war in Israel.


23 posted on 09/18/2007 6:38:46 PM PDT by pctech
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To: familyop
Russia is being bought off the same way Saddam Hussein bought off the United Nations with the oil for food scandal. These Arabs have this tactic down to an art. This time Iran will really get their nukes before anyone has the courage to do anything about it. As with Iran as with Iraq, those clandestine nuke programs had one purpose: The nuclear weapons were being built to be used against the United States. Someday we will be faced with the economic consequences of a nuclear detonation in a large U.S. city.
24 posted on 09/19/2007 12:55:29 AM PDT by jonrick46
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To: EGPWS
Nice try Map Kernow....your dingy attempt in misconstruing speak would make you a formidable liberal MSM editor.

I'll try again then: were you, or were you not, calling for the genocide of the Iranian people? A simple "yes" or "no" will suffice. And by the way, I don't consider humanitarianism at all incompatible with true conservatism - in fact, I consider it a prerequisite.

26 posted on 09/24/2007 12:37:14 PM PDT by Map Kernow ("...stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you..." -Deut. 21:21)
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To: babygene
So you think people in Islamic countries are human? NOT!

I must commend you for your candor, if nothing else.

27 posted on 09/24/2007 12:38:14 PM PDT by Map Kernow ("...stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you..." -Deut. 21:21)
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