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Top Pentagon official hopes diplomacy will resolve nuclear row with Iran

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posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 04:43 AM
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"ANKARA (AFP) Feb 01, 2005
The United States hopes that diplomatic efforts will succeed in persuading Iran to abandon its nuclear program, a senior Pentagon official said here on Tuesday.
"There is diplomacy right now with respect to Iran's nuclear weapons program... made by countries in the EU and we are supporting that," Douglas Feith, the US undersecretary of defense for policy, told a news conference during a visit to the Turkish capital.

"We are hoping that that diplomacy and the general support for it and the pressure that can be brought on Iran will lead the Iranians to recognize that Iran's interests are best served by getting rid of its nuclear weapons program," he said.

The official urged Tehran to follow the example of Libya, which agreed to dismantle its weapons of mass destruction program."

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Here we go, STEP -1 "but we ask them to give up first"
STEP-2- "please give up!"
STEP-3 - "Pretty please give up"
STEP-4 - "incoming missile strikes west coast"
STEP-5 - "Iran becomes glass".........................




posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 04:59 AM
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Muzzling The Dogs Of War

The saber-rattling on both sides is part of the diplomatic process, and pretty much standard operating procedure for situations like this.

The truth is that an actual, all-out shooting war with Iran would be disastrous for the U.S., and both sides know it. But that's not what's being threatened.

Rather, the Iranian government knows it is facing a more subtle campaign of subversion and targeted strikes, as well as support for an insurgency in Iran not unlike the one Iran has been supporting in Iraq. If the rumors are true, the process is already well underway.

Should diplomatic efforts fail, American planners will probably offer just enough belligerency between the U.S. and Iran to effectively blockade the country as the U.S. shuts down Iranian traffic in the Persian Gulf. That would ruin Iran's economy – increasing already dangerous levels of unrest -- and the imams know it.

So basically, Iran will play along, one way or another, because the U.S. intends to give them little choice in the matter.

It will be interesting to see how this unfolds in the coming months.



posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 07:58 AM
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Originally posted by Majic
Muzzling The Dogs Of War
the U.S. shuts down Iranian traffic in the Persian Gulf. That would ruin Iran's economy – increasing already dangerous levels of unrest -- and the imams know it.



highly doubt the US would do that
since they would have to risk the safety of their ships by puting them further in range of antui ship missiles and fats attack boats that are equiped with anti ship missiles and so on



posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 08:01 AM
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Well this sure sounds familiar. I believe we followed a similar avenue of policy towards Iraq right up untill the invasion. If the troops start coming home all of the sudden, you know whats next.



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