posted on Aug, 25 2006 @ 03:26 PM
Originally posted by SteveR
I am not suprised. As Rich23 said before, the US has a habit of "pushing" no matter what the other country says. This is to acheive a goal,
If Iran completely backs down and plays meek, the US has won. If Iran stands up for its rights, the US will eventually win too. It's bullying, and
there's a history of it.
I find myself agreeing with Rich23 many more times than not.
Back to topic
found this today...
has an article today that talks of the voice of Moderation winning the
internal debate in Iran. It also addresses matters that Iran wants "garaunteed".
Nuclear talks: Saving face with Iran
Abbas Maleki and Kaveh L. Afrasiabi AgenceGlobal
Published: August 25, 2006
After months of delay in responding to the package of incentives offered by the UN Security Council's permanent five members plus Germany, Iran has
submitted a detailed and comprehensive response that puts the diplomatic ball squarely back in the court of the the Security Council coalition.
While rejecting the United Nations' demand for an immediate halt to its uranium-enrichment activities, Iran's response still leaves the door open
for serious negotiations, and perhaps an acceptable resolution of the nuclear showdown for all parties.
By agreeing to put the issue of suspension of enrichment activities on the table and to commence the talks immediately, Iran has sent a strong signal
that the internal debate between power centers in Iran has ended in favor of voices of moderation seeking a mutually satisfactory resolution of the
nuclear standoff with the West. It would be a pity if Washington overlooks this opportunity for fair negotiations with Iran, especially considering
the details of Iran's response.
Rest of story here
This is such a tricky issue, to me, since Iran does
have the right to develope nuclear power. On the other hand The west has every
reason to be skeptical of Irnas inentions. But given what I am understanding in this response, it does seem as if Iran is still trying to have
negotiations in the matter.
And from what this article is saying maybe some of the more rational people in the game in Iran have made their voices heard.
The problem though comes back to Irans intentions. If they are honest in what they claim then this reply can be taken at face value. But if they are
using this whole thing as a shield to develope nuclear weapons; then this is little more than "buying time". My jury is still out on Irans
thank you for your time,