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Obama committed to 'diplomacy' on Iran

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posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 04:40 PM
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Obama committed to 'diplomacy' on Iran


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US President Barack Obama says Washington is committed to a "diplomatic solution" to Iran's standoff with the West over its nuclear case.

"We remain committed to a diplomatic solution. But the Iranian government must understand that the path of defiance will only bring more pressure and more isolation," Obama said in a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in Washington on Tuesday.

"The Iranian government must fulfill its international obligations," Obama stated, adding that "the new sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council, the United
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posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 04:40 PM
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Such ironic rhetoric from Obama.

Iran IS actually not breaking ANY laws what so ever. They are only "suspected" of doing wrong.

The IAEA has even stated on multiple occasions that they have no proof of nuclear weapons program.

I wonder when the propaganda campaign will stop, then we will know if there will be peace or war.

Thoughts ATS?

~Keeper

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posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 04:51 PM
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so Osama , i mean Obama is taking the stance the US will still try diplomatic measures but while doing that will be doing everything in its power to destroy Irans econemy


so its we will snaction you for breaking these number of rules of the NPT
which are 0

we will sanction you for supporting these groups as we see them as terrorists even so the US would prob be happy to arm them if it were in their intrest like shown in the past.

and we will continue to try and isolate you from the rest of the world

GO OSAMA , i mean OBAMA show us the change and HOPE

DOPE



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 04:55 PM
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i hope he doesn't mean the same diplomacy that America have been using for ex amount of years... i mean American diplomacy has to be up there with cancer and and high doses of radiation.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 04:58 PM
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Pretty much.

Also, those sanctions WERE technically an official declaration of war against Iran anyway.

What a bunch of hypocrites..

I want somebody to ask Robert Gibs what LAWS that Iran has broken to warrant such aggression.

Whatch him go all deer in the headlights.

~Keeper



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Also, those sanctions WERE technically an official declaration of war against Iran anyway.
What a bunch of hypocrites..


Sanctions are not a technically a declaration of war. If so, then it is the UN Security Council versus Iran.

The sanctions are UN sanctions. They are levelled against Iran for failure to comply with previous UN Security Council resolutions concerning its nuclear program, as determined by IAEA requirements for Iran to allow transparency in their nuclear programme.

The US participation in these sanctions are insignificant considering there has been very little trade between the two counties for several decades. Iran’s biggest trading partners are the EU, China and Japan.

It is all well and good for posters to say that Iran is not attempting to produce nuclear weapons, but Iran has failed time and again to disclose what they are doing to the IAEA and other international bodies. On the basis that they act like they have something to hide, I say they are trying to hide something and this is a view shared internationally.

Care should be taken to avoid letting the truth slip from your hands in a continuous attempt to blame the US and hold Iran up as some sort of “victim”. Iran knows what they are doing and if they have nothing to hide then they need to learn openness.

Have a look at United Nations Security Council Resolution 1929 and read the facts, not the fiction. Opens a PDF file.

Regards



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 05:26 PM
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He really has no other choice, does he? No one is buying that anyone needs to attack Iran. No one.

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Actually, sanctions can easily be viewed as an act of war. Economic and otherwise. You might find this an interesting read. Also, it wasn't just the UN...Congress also voted on the sanctions. Here.


[edit on 7/20/2010 by ~Lucidity]



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 06:03 PM
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Originally posted by paraphi

Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Also, those sanctions WERE technically an official declaration of war against Iran anyway.
What a bunch of hypocrites..


Sanctions are not a technically a declaration of war. If so, then it is the UN Security Council versus Iran.

The sanctions are UN sanctions. They are levelled against Iran for failure to comply with previous UN Security Council resolutions concerning its nuclear program, as determined by IAEA requirements for Iran to allow transparency in their nuclear programme.

The US participation in these sanctions are insignificant considering there has been very little trade between the two counties for several decades. Iran’s biggest trading partners are the EU, China and Japan.

It is all well and good for posters to say that Iran is not attempting to produce nuclear weapons, but Iran has failed time and again to disclose what they are doing to the IAEA and other international bodies. On the basis that they act like they have something to hide, I say they are trying to hide something and this is a view shared internationally.

Care should be taken to avoid letting the truth slip from your hands in a continuous attempt to blame the US and hold Iran up as some sort of “victim”. Iran knows what they are doing and if they have nothing to hide then they need to learn openness.

Have a look at United Nations Security Council Resolution 1929 and read the facts, not the fiction. Opens a PDF file.

Regards



Best quote of the day. Finally someone who appreciates both side of the dispute and isn't heavily biased towards Iran.

Iran clearly has some sort of nuclear weapons ambitions. The very fact that it would make them the most powerful country in the middle-east is a substantial reason why they ARE trying to get nukes.

And note flamers before you rush to attack me - i'm not saying Iran shouldn't have nukes but i don't make high level policy decisions or have any global influence. The US does and like any country it will defend its own and its allies interests. Clearly an Iran with nukes will be bad for western interests and thus they feel the right to stop them. Whether its right or wrong does not matter because none of us here can change it. Only what happens matters and what will happen is Iran will be prevented from attaining nukes.
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posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 06:23 PM
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sick find as a us resident i say # it lets work on our defenses iran and any other country needs to work on it's own problems we have a bunch herr that needs to be fixed



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 07:16 PM
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Honestly, if Iran was strategically savvy, they would dismantle their whole nuclear program and pursue other forms of alternate energy for a couple decades until the dust clears.

Take away the nuclear excuse for invasion. And invest in more modern conventional armaments.

If the war drums are still beating after such a move, then they're further ahead ... because an attack will occur before they gain nuclear weapons anyway. And they will have become conventionally stronger.

People can argue they have the right to do what they want as a sovereign nation ... the world ain't that simple ... you have to be smart about whatever you do.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 07:30 PM
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Newsflash, WE have the nukes and we are proud of it.

Newsflash, our government agencies will arrest, torture, and kill anyone who tries to get the same transparency from our government that we threaten Iran with.

I applaud Iran for telling the UN to shove it. It's a joke. I wish we were out of the UN, too.

Obama says he's committed to diplomacy and I wish I didn't know it was a sham. By saying this now, he'll be able to point back and say "Look, we tried our best!" while we're bombing the crap out of them.

Look at all the behind the scenes crap going on in our government. How about we fix that instead of meddling in some other government. Let 'em have a nuke so they feel they can defend themselves. I wish nukes didn't even exist, but it is a sad fact that they do. I hate that we go around policing other countries on what they can and can't have while we're THE ONLY COUNTRY to ever use them, and we've done it twice. Disgusting and insulting.



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 12:37 AM
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I don't see why diplomacy won't work. Fact of the matter is, Iran has never attacked anyone, they certainly have never used a nuclear bomb on an enemy.

So, let's see, the United States, which is known to have nukes, which have used said nukes TWICE on an enemy, vs Iran which has no nukes and has never attacked anyone let alone anyone with a nuclear device.

Hmmm. I think that in this case diplomacy is a real good option. Sure beats the hell out of going into a THIRD WAR!

Oh btw illusive man,
Get over it already!



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