Looks like Kerry didn't check with Iran
to see if they were onboard with his
idea to send nuclear materials to their
country. I'm surprised. I figured Iran
would JUMP at the chance to get this
stuff from us.
Kerry made this part of his 'I'm better than Bush
in foreign policy' talk. Guess he'll have to scratch
that off his foreign policy, along with getting France
and Germany to send troops to Iraq. Kerry said that
was part of his foreign policy but France and Germany
said it doesn't matter who is president of the USA,
they will not send troops.
Guess Kerry better come up with a new foreign
policy. There is less than one month until elections.
BY ELI LAKE - Staff Reporter of the Sun
October 4, 2004
WASHINGTON - The regime in Iran is rejecting Senator Kerry's proposal, floated last week in his debate with President Bush, to provide the mullahs
with nuclear fuel in exchange for dismantling their atomic fuel cycle.
The spokesman for the foreign ministry in Tehran told reporters yesterday, "We have the technology and there is no need for us to beg from others."
Entering such an agreement, the spokesman, Hamid Reza Asefi, said, would be "irrational."
"What guarantees are there?" he said. "Will they supply us one day and then, if they want to, stop supplying us on another day?"
Mr. Kerry criticized the president in Thursday's debate for failing to give adequate support to an initiative by Britain, France, and Germany to
persuade Iran to suspend its enrichment of uranium.
In response to a question about whether sanctions and diplomacy can curb North Korea's and Iran's nuclear ambitions, the Massachusetts senator said:
"I think the United States should have offered the opportunity to provide the nuclear fuel, test them, see whether or not they were actually looking
for it for peaceful purposes. If they weren't willing to work a deal, then we could have put sanctions together. The president did nothing."
Iran's rejection of Mr. Kerry's proposal could undermine his campaign's central argument that America would be safer if he was president.
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