posted on Jan, 29 2005 @ 05:49 PM
In an interview, the Foreign Minister of Iran has said that under the current climate, friendly relations with the U.S. are impossible. However, Kamal
Kharrazi, indicated that informal contact through Europe were available. There has been no direct contact with Iran, and countries in Europe are
pressing negotiations over Iran's Nuclear program. Iran insists that its program is peaceful and the U.S. has accused of trying to build nuclear
DAVOS, Switzerland - Iran's foreign minister said Saturday that friendly relations with the United States were impossible for the time being but
suggested informal contacts through European intermediaries were possible.
Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi told The Associated Press that even if Washington were interested in improving ties with his country "there can be no
rapprochement" in the current climate of animosity.
European countries have been negotiating with Iran, but there are no official contacts between Washington and Tehran. President Bush has labeled Iran
part of the "axis of evil," and has accused it of trying to build nuclear weapons — something Iran denies.
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This comes on the heels of a rather disastrous dinner (see link below) were numerous mistakes were made and had Senator Joe Biden telling both sides
they needed to grow up. What we have now is blow-back from our failure to prevent North Korea from getting nuclear weapons. Seeing how the nations of
the world are treating Kim with kid gloves cause of the weapons that he possesses, no doubt others see this as a defensive strategy for the future.
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