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'Iran Says It Does Not Need Nukes'

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posted on Jan, 14 2006 @ 06:38 AM
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The Iranian President, Ahmadinejad has just stated that his country has no intention of pursuing a nuclear weapons program. The announcement has been made presumably with the intention of placating the US, UK, Russia and China, who are meeting in London next week prior to an IAEA session.
 



news.bbc.co.uk
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that his country does not need a nuclear weapon.

At a news conference in Tehran, Mr Ahmadinejad said they were needed only by people who "want to solve everything through the use of force".

His comments come amid international condemnation of Tehran's move to restart its nuclear research.




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The BBC has run this story as a headline under 'breaking news'. But really, I don't see any real mention of compromise from Ahmadinejad, such as saying that he will allow the Russians to enrich uranium for his country. The Iranians have stated before that they don't want to make nuclear weapons from an 18-year top-secret nuclear program, notwithstanding the fact that they have received black-market documents on the construction of a 'nuclear device' from A Khan, the father of the 'Pakistani Bomb'. Link to that information is below.


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[edit on 14-1-2006 by TaupeDragon]

[edit on 1/16/06 by FredT]




posted on Jan, 14 2006 @ 07:02 AM
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Hrmm.

It was a very enlightening speech if you know what to look for.

He was dangling meat in front of tigers but at the same time he was shying away and pretending to be the vulnerable/oppressed party.

Human rights issues were tabled, he signalled that he was in favour of discussing this and even becoming progressive.

He came across as an intelligent, rational leader with well thought out points. Mahmoud Ahdmadinejad is no Saddam Hussein, whilst Saddam buried his head in the sand and did not bother himself with the details this man is clearly well versed in the matters of state. His calmness and clarity when he is clearly lying through his teeth troubles me.

A definite snake oil vendor.

Of course I don't believe a word of what he says, I do give him credit for the way in which he delivered his points; with grace and dignity. A man of the Iranian people playing the peacemaker, declaring that his country does not need nuclear weapons. Very clever.

He is obviously the one wearing the pants in Iran. Not the clerics.

(I'm still convinced he's nuts though.)



posted on Jan, 14 2006 @ 07:23 AM
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Either this guy is a compulsive attention seeker or he thinks the non-muslim world is stupid.

As for the present statement, I feel that the world will take his statement with the same condecending contempt that they have shown him and his country all this time.
Can anyone really believe this lunatic, who calls himself the representative of the Iranian people ?? As for calling him clever, I have never seen any sign of that since his "election". If cheap demagoguery and semantics is what International relations is all about then I would agree that this guy fits the bill, but in reality it is not.

One day he claims that the Jews were not massacred, after a while he says that Israel should be destroyed, then he says, move Israel to Europe and now he says that Iran’s nearly 20 year old secret nuclear program is for "peace"!!

Sure, We believe you !!



posted on Jan, 14 2006 @ 07:55 AM
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I found the opening paragraph distinctly editorial.

Voted no for that reason. Also FYI - Iran has been saying all along that their nuclear program was peaceful - it's not a new position, whether it's true or not.



posted on Jan, 14 2006 @ 08:28 AM
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He is just playing russian roulette with the West. I do feel he has taken a page out of Kim Jong II because remember, Mr Jong had his moments.

If you want my view, he is just testing the international community to see what they will do. The international community, especially America and Europe, have stated they want to do this via diplomacy, maybe Iran is pushing for a war because a war with Iran is going to effect oil prices and Western economies.



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