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WAR: Europe May Call Emergency IAEA Meeting on Iran

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posted on May, 12 2005 @ 06:04 AM
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European nations trying to negotiate with Iran over its nuclear program may have met a diplomatic dead end and might call an emergency meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency to discuss Iran's nuclear ambitions. Iran has said that it will "definitely" resume some uranium enrichment processing and can not continue negotiations with Europe. An IAEA emergency meeting would be the first step towards referring Iran to the UN Security Council for sanctions or other punitive actions.
 



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WASHINGTON, May 11 - Leading European nations may call an emergency meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency next week to act against Iran if it resumes some nuclear activities it has suspended, European diplomats said Wednesday.

The diplomats said that most recent signs indicated that Iran would probably act soon on its declaration last week that it would revive the processing of uranium for nuclear reactors, a step that Britain, France, Germany and the European Union say would violate a pledge that Iran made last year.

"There is a lot of pessimism at the moment," said a European diplomat, referring to the growing sense that Iran would effectively walk away from talks on its suspected nuclear arms program.


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Iran has done a good job at delaying action by pretending to negotiate with Europe while they've never had any intention of abandoning their nuclear program. I think the next few weeks will be an important crossroads for Europe where it will show the world whether it's serious about being a world player or is just full of hot air.

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posted on May, 12 2005 @ 10:52 AM
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U.S. Backing European plan on Iran:



WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday backed France, Britain and Germany in their warning to Iran that they will break off talks over Tehran's nuclear program if it resumes uranium enrichment.

"Iran needs to abide by its international obligations," said White House spokesman Scott McClellan.
France, Britain and Germany warned in a letter to Iran that they would end negotiations over Iran's nuclear program if Tehran went ahead with uranium enrichment as it has threatened to do.
McClellan said the Europeans had made clear if Iran were to resume atomic work or failed to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency it would be grounds for referring Iran to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions.

Reuters


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posted on May, 12 2005 @ 11:18 AM
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Appeasement policies have rarely if ever worked

Personally, why should the Europeans be so worried or concerned?
Geez, they didn't actually think that the Iranian Mullahs were being less than honest about their intentions concerning uranium enrichment, did they?
Oh my goodness. How dreadful.
Question:
How many UN resolutions will be asked for and ratified?
UN sanctions are not going to change anything.

The Europeans got owned by the Iranians in virtually all those diplomatic 'appeasement' discussions. Going to the UN is not going to halt Iranian ambitions. Iran is worried by this, too, eh? Not likely.

This will be another test for the defunct United Nations and it will fail to obtain any agreeable solution(s), just as the European talks with Iran produced. While the UN talks, Iran will keep on truckin' along with their ambitions.




seekerof

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posted on May, 12 2005 @ 01:41 PM
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yep. Sad isn't it. And here in the US, we're so whipped by Media and "international public opinion" that we'll back this sort of thing.

Again, that whole "doing the same thing voer and over again and expecting different results."

I'm beginning to wonder-Does the UN expect that an Iranian nuclear device will most likely be deployed against the US, and this is why they're playing the game? So they can claim they did everything possible, so as to avoid getting any blame?



Originally posted by Seekerof
Appeasement policies have rarely if ever worked

Personally, why should the Europeans be so worried or concerned?
Geez, they didn't actually think that the Iranian Mullahs were being less than honest about their intentions concerning uranium enrichment, did they?
Oh my goodness. How dreadful.
Question:
How many UN resolutions will be asked for and ratified?
UN sanctions are not going to change anything.

The Europeans got owned by the Iranians in virtually all those diplomatic 'appeasement' discussions. Going to the UN is not going to halt Iranian ambitions. Iran is worried by this, too, eh? Not likely.

This will be another test for the defunct United Nations and it will fail to obtain any agreeable solution(s), just as the European talks with Iran produced. While the UN talks, Iran will keep on truckin' along with their ambitions.




seekerof

[edit on 12-5-2005 by Seekerof]



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