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  • Iran—there are reasonable alternatives

    07/19/2015 6:11:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Driving at night--in the Iranian darkness--would be much safer with the headlights on rather than reliance on hope The worldview of President Jimmy Carter—which was resoundingly rejected by President Clinton during the 1992 and 1996 presidential campaigns—has been resuscitated throughout the lengthy negotiations—and the July 2015 agreement - with Iran. Consistent with Carter’s worldview, the negotiation process and the agreement with Iran have highlighted the sacrifice of America’s independent unilateral national security action on the altar of multilateralism (which has rarely been a US home court); the erosion of US confidence in its own (well-established) moral and geo-strategic high-ground and...
  • Rejoice! Your gas will get a little cheaper once Obama lets Iran build a bomb

    07/13/2015 12:21:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/13/15 | Dan Calabrese
    It's the little things that matter. What can you do to top a deal in which socialists bail out even worse socialists, which we got this morning from the Greeks and the masters of the Eurozone? How about a deal in which a group of Islamic fanatics get the go-ahead to build a bomb from a guy who is either the most naive fool ever to grace the world stage or a complete Muslim sympathizer? HTML5 video is not supported! Maybe you can be both, come to think of it. But don’t despair! While the Iranians are building their bomb,...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu updates us on how the Iran deal has now gotten even worse

    06/29/2015 9:07:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/29/15 | Dan Calabrese
    No small achievement. In case you’ve stopped paying attention, as it’s hard to follow complete absurdity over the long haul, tomorrow is the deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran - and we’re nowhere close to getting one. So, no deal, right? After all, a deadline is a deadline, right? Of course not, sillies. This deadline is as meaningless as any of Obama’s other red lines. The deadline will be extended, a deal will be reached, it will be horrible, and it will help the Iranians along in the process of developing nuclear weapons. We’ve already conceded the point on...
  • Trump: ‘We look like we’re beggars’ in Iran nuclear talks

    06/28/2015 2:56:59 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/28/15 | Martin Matishak
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump says the Obama administration is making the U.S. “look like we’re beggars” as they pursue a long-term deal on Iran’s nuclear program. “We look like we’re beggars. We look like we’re sitting there begging,” Trump told John Catsimatidis on Sunday during “The Cats Roundtable” on New York’s AM 970. “The Persians … are very good negotiators. The people representing Iran are master negotiators. They’re dealing with fools. They’re dealing with fools,” he said, adding that Obama is “not a negotiator.” ADVERTISEMENT Trump said the U.S. and other Western powers “have the cards right now —...
  • When did the word “Negotiate” become the New Synonym for “Surrender”?

    04/13/2015 7:08:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/13/15 | Jim Yardley
    Who could accept the idea that our President, as the smartest guy ever elected to anything, might make such an idiotic decision and risk the very existence of his own nation to the whims of irrational religious zealots? Being too old to have enjoyed the benefits of being educated using what is euphemistically referred to as “Common Core”, some of us might not be aware that in addition to seismic alterations in performing simple mathematical calculations (such as figuring out how much change to give someone when they try to pay for a burger with a twenty dollar bill), we...
  • Only Fools Trust Obama or the Iranians

    04/07/2015 9:13:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/07/15 | Alan Caruba
    hen Iran tests its first nuclear weapon, Obama should return his Nobel Peace Prize. Only fools express any trust in Obama these days or the Iranians who have made him look the fool when no one in their neighborhood or the world trusts a thing they say or do. After more than six years of listening to President Obama’s unremitting lies, when he says of the latest “accord” with Iran, “It’s a good deal” and standing in the Rose Garden declares that the U.S. and Iran have reached “an historic understanding” the only history being made his own ignominy and...
  • Netanyahu catches Obama in Iran-nuclear flip-flop

    03/31/2015 10:40:05 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 31 Mar 2015 | Herb Keinon
    PM points out elements "apparently" in nuclear deal that Obama said last year are things that Iran does not need in order to have a peaceful program. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pre-election flip flop on a two state solution, which he later walked-back, will pale in comparison to a US presidential zig-zag if Netanyahu reported accurately to the Knesset on Tuesday on what will be in the nuclear accord being negotiated in Lausanne. SNIP It was US President Barack Obama who said that each of those elements was not needed for a peaceful program. Obama, during a question-and answer...
  • 'The US Will Let Iran Spread Terror and Go Nuclear'

    03/29/2015 11:07:01 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30 Mar 2015 | Ari Yashar
    As reports continue to indicate a deal will be reached between the US and world powers on one side, and Iran on the other, regarding the Islamic regime's nuclear program, and just a day or so before the deadline set for a provisional deal passes on Tuesday, a senior Israeli security source appraised that Iran will get a free pass to go nuclear and keep spreading terrorism. Speaking to Walla! on Sunday, the source said, "even while according to the deal the dimensions of the nuclear project won't be disclosed, we appraise that under pressure America will approve the (UN)...
  • Pro-Hassan Rouhani Iranian editor defects while covering nuclear talks in Lausanne

    03/29/2015 8:42:18 AM PDT · by married21 · 12 replies ^ | 5:21PM GMT 27 Mar 2015 | Ahmed Vahdat and Richard Spencer
    A close media aide to Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, has sought political asylum in Switzerland after travelling to Lausanne to cover the nuclear talks between Tehran and the West. Amir Hossein Motaghi, who managed public relations for Mr Rouhani during his 2013 election campaign, was said by Iranian news agencies to have quit his job at the Iran Student Correspondents Association (ISCA). He then appeared on an opposition television channel based in London to say he no longer saw any “sense” in his profession as a journalist as he could only write what he was told. “There are a...
  • Defecting Iranian Journalist: U.S. at Nuclear Talks ‘to Speak on Iran’s Behalf’

    03/29/2015 3:04:27 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Mar 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    An Iranian journalist who defected from his country while covering its ongoing nuclear talks has revealed startling information regarding America’s position at the negotiating table. Amir Hossein Motaghi, who reportedly was employed at Iran’s state-run Iran Student Correspondents Association, told a London-based Iranian opposition channel that the U.S. was shilling for Iran in the ongoing negotiations over the regime’s nuclear weapons program. “The US negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal,” Mottaghi told Irane Farda, according to UK’s The Telegraph. Motaghi had previously worked...
  • Pro-Hassan Rouhani Iranian editor defects while covering nuclear talks in Lausanne

    03/29/2015 1:21:07 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 21 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 27 March 2015 | Ahmed Vahdat and Richard Spencer
    A close media aide to Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, has sought political asylum in Switzerland after travelling to Lausanne to cover the nuclear talks between Tehran and the West. Amir Hossein Motaghi, who managed public relations for Mr Rouhani during his 2013 election campaign, was said by Iranian news agencies to have quit his job at the Iran Student Correspondents Association (ISCA). He then appeared on an opposition television channel based in London to say he no longer saw any “sense” in his profession as a journalist as he could only write what he was told. “There are a...
  • Obama Has an Off Ramp Available

    03/27/2015 9:28:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/27/15 | Jim Yardley
    Iran must understand that America has been treating with Iran as if it were an equal for only one reason. America was being courteous. Courtesy has limits and those limits have been reached. President Obama has managed to shoot himself in the foot once again in his “negotiations” with Iran over their robust expansion of their nuclear ambitions. For reasons only clear to himself, he insists that he will have an agreement with Iran by the end of the month. Unfortunately, he is willing to trade everything that’s available to him as well as everything that’s available to our partners...
  • Iran’s president: Nuclear talks a matter of heart

    01/04/2015 5:42:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2015 7:53 AM EST
    Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said ongoing nuclear negotiations with world powers are a matter of “heart”—not just centrifuges. […] He asked if “we are ready to stop some types of enrichment which we do not need at this time, does it mean we have compromised our principles and cause?” He responded by saying: “Our cause is not linked to a centrifuge. It is connected to our heart and to our willpower.” He later added that the discussion also involves “foreign policy interests, not principles and ideals.” …
  • German FM: Iran nuclear talks ‘completely open’

    11/24/2014 8:57:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai ^ | 23 Nov 2014 08:51 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Saturday that the outcome of Iran’s nuclear talks with six world powers was “completely open”. Despite huge gaps in the negotiations, “we have never been closer in more than 10 years,” Steinmeier said as he joined the talks in Vienna. “If Iran is ready to take this opportunity, then movement is possible … Whether we can get a result is right now completely open,” he said. …
  • As Deadline Nears, Khamenei Lays Out Impossible Red Lines for Nuclear Talks (190,000 centrifuges)

    10/12/2014 6:52:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | October 12, 2014 1:42 pm
    Some six weeks before the conclusion of crucial nuclear talks between P5+1 world powers and Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a Twitter feed he is believed to operate, posted a graphic laying out 11 non-negotiable “red lines,” beyond which his country’s negotiators would, presumably, not budge. “During the past year, Ayatollah Khamenei, in line with his support for the Iranian negotiators, has also stressed on the Iranian nation’s rights and has called it necessary to observe the red lines in the course of the nuclear talks,” the infographic, which was posted on Sunday, said. The talks with the P5+1 include...
  • Western official: Iran nuclear deal may be imminent (BREAKING News on CNN)

    11/22/2013 3:13:06 PM PST · by Innovative · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov 22, 2013 | Jim Sciutto
    Momentum appears to be building for a breakthrough deal on Iran's nuclear program, with top diplomats flocking to the site of ongoing talks and one Western official saying Friday a deal could be reached "as soon as tonight." U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary William Hague will both be in Geneva on Saturday.
  • Kerry warns fresh Iran sanctions could scuttle nuclear talks

    11/13/2013 7:36:06 PM PST · by haffast · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 November 2013 Last updated at 20:05 ET | BBC
    Secretary of State John Kerry has told US lawmakers any new sanctions against Iran would risk ruining talks over Tehran's nuclear programme. He told a Senate banking committee that the US might lose negotiating partners if it imposed economic penalties. The panel has been considering a fresh package but legislators are divided on the measure. Mr Kerry has told the BBC that Iran and world powers had come "extremely close" to a deal at the weekend. Before Wednesday's closed-door meeting with senators, Washington's top diplomat told reporters: "What we're asking everybody to do is calm down, look hard at what...
  • Kerry to Join Iran Nuclear Negotiations; U.S. Secretary of State will unexpectedly travel to

    11/07/2013 5:43:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    inn ^ | 11/7/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will unexpectedly travel to Geneva on Friday afternoon to meet with Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, NBC News reports. Nuclear talks between Iran and the so-called P5+1 nations resumed in Geneva Thursday morning. Word of Kerry's impending arrival is the strongest sign so far of an agreement on a first step toward a comprehensive final deal, according to NBC. Earlier, a senior American official and Zarif both said a deal could be reached Friday. The United States was pressuring Iran to halt its nuclear program in return for a limited and reversible reprieve on...
  • North Korea proposes high-level talks with US

    06/16/2013 12:45:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 16, 2013 1:54 AM EDT | Jean H. Lee
    North Korea’s top governing body on Sunday proposed high-level nuclear and security talks with the United States in an appeal sent just days after calling off talks with rival South Korea. The powerful National Defense Commission headed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued a statement through state media proposing “senior-level” talks to ease tensions and discuss a peace treaty formally ending the Korean War. … Reunifying the Korean Peninsula was a major goal of North Korea’s two late leaders, Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, and is a legacy inherited by current leader Kim Jong Un. North...
  • Report: US, Iran to hold one-on-one talks about Tehran's nuclear program

    10/20/2012 4:29:48 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 49 replies
    Fox News.Com ^ | October 20, 2012 | Staff Fox News, Breaking News
    Report: US, Iran to hold one-on-one talks about Tehran's nuclear program The United States and Iran have reportedly agreed to one-on-one negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program. The talks -- reported first by The New York Times and based on discussions with Obama administration officials -- come as Iran is believed to be building a nuclear weapon and as a result is under heavy economic sanctions. Israel is warned that Iran is close to achieving nuclear capability and has pushed for the United State vow to take military action if needed. State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland said Saturday night she has...
  • Iran Asks European Nations To Resume Nuclear Talks (Fool Me Twice - Or 10 Times)

    11/06/2005 9:33:37 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 3 replies · 332+ views
    Iran Asks European Nations To Resume Nuclear Talks Associated Press November 6, 2005 11:49 a.m. TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's top nuclear negotiator Sunday called for a renewal of nuclear negotiations with France, the United Kingdom and Germany, the state-run news agency reported. In letters to the foreign ministers of the European nations, Ali Larijani asked for "constructive and logical negotiations in the framework of respective conventions and regulations of International Atomic Energy Agency." The Islamic Republic News Agency reported that the letters had been delivered to the nations' ambassadors in Tehran. Two years of on-and-off negotiations over ending disputed portions...
  • Minutes of the six-party talks with North Korea.

    09/26/2005 6:21:22 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 296+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 3, 2005
  • Red Herring (Red China Double-Crossing USA in N. Korea Six-Party Talks?)

    06/12/2005 9:13:11 AM PDT · by BringBackMyHUAC · 18 replies · 608+ views
    New Republic ^ | May 26, 2005 | Joshua Kurlantzick
    But Washington has far too optimistic a view of China's intentions. Unlike the United States, say Chinese officials and scholars, China appears unwilling to pressure North Korea on human rights and the North's nuclear program--and even appears willing to live with a nuclear North, a view few American officials share. U.S. pressure is unlikely to change China's mind. "The U.S. doesn't have any additional leverage over China on North Korea," says Han Park, a Korea specialist at the University of Georgia who has made many trips to Beijing and Pyongyang. Worse, by continuing to serve as an intermediary while doing...
  • 'Agreement' in Iran nuclear talks

    11/07/2004 6:46:59 AM PST · by 4kevin · 15 replies · 315+ views
    BBC ^ | 11.07.04
    Iran says it has reached a preliminary agreement with Britain, France and Germany to address concerns about its nuclear programme. Details of the accord reached in Paris have not been revealed but an Iranian negotiator said fundamental principals had been agreed. Europe has called on Iran to suspend all its uranium enrichment activities. Iran denies it has a secret weapons programme, but is threatened with UN action unless it stops its activities.
  • Iran Says Dialogue with US 'Currently Impossible'

    06/16/2003 8:36:27 AM PDT · by ewing · 28 replies · 190+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 16, 2003 18:47 AEST | Staff Report
    Iran's Foreign Ministry said that it was currently impossible for the Islamic Republic to engage in any dialogue with the United States.When asked if it was possible for Tehran and Washington to resume discreet but direct diplomatic contacts, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said no.'The US must first change the way it speaks about Iran, he said.'The US has to accept that it is a member of the international community just like everybody else and is not superior..if this mentality changes, the Americans can escape their growing isolation.'Tehran and Washington had cut diplomatic ties after the 1979 Islamic revolution,...