Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Iran Officially Rejects Nuclear Deal

Actually, they rejected it some time ago,but this just makes it official:

Iran will not ship its low-enriched uranium out of the country for processing, its foreign minister said Wednesday, once again rejecting a UN plan aimed at thwarting any attempt by Teheran to make nuclear weapons.

Instead, Foreign Minister Manochehr Mottaki countered with a proposal certain to fall short of Western demands. {...}

"We will definitely not send our 3.5-percent enriched uranium out of the country," Mottaki told the semiofficial ISNA news agency. But he added: "That means a simultaneous fuel swap could be considered inside Iran."

Believe it not, the Obama Administration still is unwilling to admit they've been played:

In Washington, State Department spokesman Ian C. Kelly said the US was waiting for Iran to submit its formal response to the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA.

"What was said today doesn't inspire our confidence" that Iran will accept the proposal that was tentatively agreed to in Geneva.

Except, as you know if you read this site, there was no deal in Geneva!

That hopeychangey unclenched fist seems to be working out just fine, isn't it?


Anonymous said...

I hate to say it, but the current one in DC is Carter II.

B.Poster said...

Frankly I'm not sure where these "western demands" are. In any conflict between America and Iran, the "West" will side with Iran. At least their media will and the rest of the populations of the Western European countries will follow suit. Also, Western Europe depends upon Iran for much of its oil supplies. As such, this is an additional reason we would expect them to side with Iran. They cannot afford the loss of this oil supply nor can the afford the loss of relations with an up and coming world power like Iran. On the other hand relations with a bankrupt and declining power like America are expendable. Should calmatiy befall America we would expect the Western Europeans to hold a moment of silence and get back to business. In other words, expect no help from the "West." If they need to, they will insert the knife in America's back. Iranian and Russian business partners need to be kept somewhat happy and America does not have leadership in either major political party that will aggressively figt for its interests.