Obama's Secret Iran Talks; Iran Says Shows US Failure
Unconditional talks with Iran began even before BHO faced the voters in our recent elections!
Would Americans have voted for a man who proclaimed to require "conditions," yet was already meeting with Iranian and Syrian diplomats?
Despite his protestations otherwise, Obama used back channels to assure Iran AND Syria that he would be willing to open up discussions once he was
Did this give Iran and Syria the "Green Light," through Hamas, to step up the pressure on Israel?
US President Barack Obama has already used experts within the last few months to hold high-level but discreet talks with both Iran and Syria,
organizers of the meetings told AFP.
US President Barack Obama's offer to talk to Iran shows that America's policy of "domination" has failed, the government spokesman said on
"This request means Western ideology has become passive, that capitalist thought and the system of domination have failed," Gholam Hossein Elham
was quoted as saying by the Mehr news agency.
"Negotiation is secondary, the main issue is that there is no way but for (the United States) to change," he added.
"Iran Says Obama's Offer To Talk Shows US Failure!"
Officially, Obama's overtures toward both Tehran and Damascus have remained limited. In reality, these discussions began, even as he denied it, while
Obama was still campaigning!
Even before winning the November 4 election, Obama had already begun negotiations with Iran, and used what experts call "track two" discussions to
approach America's two foes, Syria and Iran, in the region.
After nearly three decades of severed ties, Obama said shortly after taking office this month that he is willing to extend a diplomatic hand to Tehran
if the Islamic republic is ready to "unclench its fist".
In response, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launched a fresh tirade against the United States, demanding an apology for its "crimes" against
Iran and saying he expected "deep and fundamental" change from Obama.
Iranian politicians frequently refer to the US administration as the "global arrogance", "domineering power" and "Great Satan".
Tensions with the United States have soared over Iran's nuclear drive and Ahmadinejad's vitriolic verbal attacks against Washington's close
regional ally Israel.
Former US president George W. Bush refused to hold talks with the Islamic republic -- which he dubbed part of an "axis of evil" -- unless it
suspended uranium enrichment, and never took a military option to thwart Tehran's atomic drive off the table.
[edit on 31-1-2009 by jdub297]