posted on Nov, 21 2009 @ 01:49 PM
Found this today browsing Time as I often do over the weekend. It talks about Iran the US and how things will get very much heated in the next few
Here's a tidbit:
President Barack Obama spent much of his time in Asia warning Iran that his patience for nuclear diplomacy is wearing thin. "Iran has taken weeks
now and has not shown its willingness to say yes to this proposal," Obama said Thursday in Seoul, referring to a deal under which Iran would export
the bulk of its stock of enriched uranium to Russia for conversion into reactor fuel. "And so, as a consequence we have begun discussions with our
international partners about the importance of having consequences."
But Friday's meeting in Brussels between representatives of the group of Western powers, Russia and China that has been negotiating with Iran
produced little indication that new sanctions may be imminent if Iran continue to prevaricate. The difficulty facing Washington in mustering support
for ratcheting up pressure on Iran was already clear in Thursday's statement by a Russian foreign ministry official that, "As far as we know, there
has been no final official answer from Tehran", and that "there is currently no discussion on working out additional sanctions against Iran." And
Friday's Brussels meeting simply reaffirmed disappointment in Iran's failure to embrace the deal thus far, but reiterated the commitment of the
Western powers, Russia and China to continue to engage in dialogue with Tehran.
You can read the rest of the article here.
This is just more of the same. The US trying to flex it's diplomatic muscles while th rest of the world watches. I am really surprised that he's
saying that his patience is "growing" thin becuase Iran won't say yes. Not that they won't negotiate, but because they won't comply with every
demand, whithout getting any of it's own.
The last time I checked it was called a "negotiation", not an ultimatum. We all know what happened the last time the US gave one to a Middle
What do you all think ATS? Any sort of conflict coming in the future or will the US, China and Russia just bark more orders to deaf ears?