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Perspective: Rouhani has revealed his true nuclear intentions
Chicago Tribune ^ | October 7, 2013 | Jeffrey Goldberg

Posted on 10/08/2013 10:24:25 AM PDT by honestabe010

Here is something to remember as nuclear negotiations between the West and Iran appear set to recommence: The Iranian president, Hasan Rouhani, the putative moderate on whose shoulders great American hopes have been placed, is proud of the work he did to advance his country's nuclear program — and also of his efforts to stymie Western attempts to stop that work.

Rouhani didn't talk about this during his recent visit to the United Nations. He came bearing a different message: Iran seeks a peaceful resolution to its decade-old nuclear standoff with the international community.

Yet in May, shortly before he was elected, Rouhani appeared on state-run IRIB TV to defend his nuclear work, appearing defensive as a hard-line interviewer essentially accused him of bowing before the West. We may one day thank the interviewer, Hassan Abedini, for pushing Rouhani on the subject. According to an account of the conversation published in the Times of Israel, Rouhani at one point became flustered by the insinuation that, as Iran's chief nuclear negotiator 10 years ago, he kowtowed to the West by bringing his country's nuclear activities to a stop.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; nuclear; obama; war; waronterror

1 posted on 10/08/2013 10:24:25 AM PDT by honestabe010
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To: honestabe010

According to some people, Iran has been months away from a nuclear bomb for twenty years now.


2 posted on 10/08/2013 10:43:54 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> in May, shortly before he was elected, Rouhani appeared on state-run IRIB TV to defend his nuclear work, appearing defensive as a hard-line interviewer essentially accused him of bowing before the West. We may one day thank the interviewer, Hassan Abedini, for pushing Rouhani on the subject. According to an account of the conversation published in the Times of Israel, Rouhani at one point became flustered by the insinuation that, as Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator 10 years ago, he kowtowed to the West by bringing his country’s nuclear activities to a stop.

Thanks honestabe010.


3 posted on 10/08/2013 2:40:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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4 posted on 10/08/2013 3:48:43 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, Michelle on Chicago)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Colonel Kangaroo wrote:

“According to some people, Iran has been months away from a nuclear bomb for twenty years now.”

Do you have a link to who claimed iran was months away from nukes TWENTY YEARS AGO?


5 posted on 10/09/2013 3:41:31 PM PDT by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, & Hillary Rotten Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood.)
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