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NEWS: Iran Demands Europe's Leading Powers to Back Up its Right to Have Nuclear Technology.

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posted on Aug, 9 2004 @ 08:24 PM
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The Europeans declined to respond to a list of demands made by Iran last week about its right to have nuclear technology, instead the European countries are urging Iran to make good the promise to put to rest the suspicions about its nuclear intentions.
 



Iran Seeks Support on Nuclear Technology
But diplomats said Iran's demands undermine the effort by France, Germany and Britain to avoid a confrontation. They had hoped to persuade Tehran to give up technology that can produce nuclear arms, but now are closer to the Bush administration's view that Iran should be referred to the U.N. Security Council for violating the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, the diplomats said.

The Iranian list, presented during talks in Paris, includes demands that the three European powers:

Support Iran's insistence its nuclear program have access to ``advanced technology, including those with dual use,'' which is equipment and know-how that has both peaceful and weapons applications.

``Remove impediments'' - sales restrictions imposed by nuclear supplier nations - preventing Iran access to such technology.

Give assurances they will stick by any commitment to Iran even if faced with ``legal (or) political ... limitations,'' an apparent allusion to potential Security Council sanctions.

Agree to sell Iran conventional weapons.

Commit to push ``rigorously and systematically'' for a non-nuclear Middle East and to ``provide security assurances'' against a nuclear attack on Iran, both allusions to Israel, which is believed to have nuclear arms and which destroyed Iraq's nuclear reactor in a 1981 airstrike to prevent it from making atomic arms.

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Iran had agreed in October last year to suspend its activities enriching uranium and to cooperate with the investigation for exchange from France, Germany and the UK to provide technology for peaceful nuclear program after Iran responded to all open questions. Iran stopped enrichment programs but continued with other related activities and last week Iran announced that it has resumed full-scale production of centrifuges which are used in uranium enrichment.

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[edit on 9-8-2004 by Muaddib]




posted on Aug, 10 2004 @ 06:09 AM
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Originally posted by Muaddib
The Europeans declined to respond to a list of demands made by Iran last week about its right to have nuclear technology, instead the European countries are urging Iran to make good the promise to put to rest the suspicions about its nuclear intentions.
 



Iran Seeks Support on Nuclear Technology
But diplomats said Iran's demands undermine the effort by France, Germany and Britain to avoid a confrontation. They had hoped to persuade Tehran to give up technology that can produce nuclear arms, but now are closer to the Bush administration's view that Iran should be referred to the U.N. Security Council for violating the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, the diplomats said.

The Iranian list, presented during talks in Paris, includes demands that the three European powers:

Support Iran's insistence its nuclear program have access to ``advanced technology, including those with dual use,'' which is equipment and know-how that has both peaceful and weapons applications.

``Remove impediments'' - sales restrictions imposed by nuclear supplier nations - preventing Iran access to such technology.

Give assurances they will stick by any commitment to Iran even if faced with ``legal (or) political ... limitations,'' an apparent allusion to potential Security Council sanctions.

Agree to sell Iran conventional weapons.

Commit to push ``rigorously and systematically'' for a non-nuclear Middle East and to ``provide security assurances'' against a nuclear attack on Iran, both allusions to Israel, which is believed to have nuclear arms and which destroyed Iraq's nuclear reactor in a 1981 airstrike to prevent it from making atomic arms.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Iran had agreed in October last year to suspend its activities enriching uranium and to cooperate with the investigation for exchange from France, Germany and the UK to provide technology for peaceful nuclear program after Iran responded to all open questions. Iran stopped enrichment programs but continued with other related activities and last week Iran announced that it has resumed full-scale production of centrifuges which are used in uranium enrichment.




[edit on 9-8-2004 by Muaddib]



Well iran is is no postion to make demands on the rest of the world, Saddam found out the hard way that is dosen't pay to ignore the UN or the US.

Why would iran want nukes, it's only problem neighbour is israel, and they wouldn't dream of launching against iran, well not without premisson from bush & co. don't think sharon is that much of a loon to start world war 3 by doing so

Israel has all ready said that if iran's recator go's online that it will suffer the same fate as saddams did, a fligth of F-16 took it out, and also mossad sabaotaged one in france which was due to go to iraq. And the whole world knows that mossad arn't really that fussy about operating on forgien soil.

And now Iran is making demands to get more weapons and technology? are they stupid? they are all ready on the axis of evil, and Bush being Bush would take any excuse to invade iran. and iran is playing right into bush hands, ignoring the UN, building WMD, and sponsering terrorism.

Wouldn't be suprized if the battle plan has been dusted off and updated all ready



posted on Aug, 10 2004 @ 06:23 AM
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why didn't Bush think of that...we could have just demanded that all the european countries support us in our war???


I think it's a stupid move on Iran's part, IT sounds like a nice way to get France and Germany more involved in a war that they really aren't that supportive of to begin with...on the wrong side.

Can we give them their nukes, armed and ready to blow??



posted on Aug, 10 2004 @ 08:01 AM
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Iran need nukes because of risks from Israel and Pakistan, but from US more specifically (who took side with Iraq during there war).



posted on Aug, 11 2004 @ 07:13 AM
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If I was Iran. I would want nukes.

Israel, Pakistan and the USA are all nearby and have nukes and large armies.

Iran has more bargaining power than people think if it chose to use it though.

Iran exports 2.4 million barrels per day. Thats 3% of global oil demand.

If Iran were to say, "We are halting all oil exports" or " We are only going to export oil to Eastern Countries" then the EU and USA might just think twice. An even stronger move would be to sell oil only for Euros and encourage the rest of OPEC to do the same because this would undermine US dollar hegemony and cause a dollar collapse.

In the long run I can see the Iranians pressing on with building a nuclear weapons program and the USA and Israel eventually mounting a military attack after a few months of UN pressure and stalling from Iran.

The question is: Is the USA capable of mounting an attack against Iran when such an act is likely to bring the whole of the middle east crashing down onto them. If the USA just takes out Iranian nuclear plants then how will Iran retalliate ?

By 2010 the USA will probably be reduced to diddly squat economically, if not militarily aswell. I'm not saying that to be anti-USA, its just what all the facts point to. Most likely Britain will go down with the USA if they don't buck their ideas up.



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