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Iran, we will never develop nuke weapons

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posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 02:19 PM
yep in a interview they said just that here is the link from the link, in part

Iran's president Rouhani: We will never develop nuclear weapons

In his first interview with a U.S. news outlet since becoming president, Hassan Rouhani told NBC News' Ann Curry that he has full authority to strike a nukes deal with the west. Watch more on Nightly News at 6:30 p.m. ET.
By Tracy Connor, Staff Writer, NBC News
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told NBC News on Wednesday that his administration will never develop nuclear weapons and that he has full authority to make a deal with the West on the disputed atomic program.
In Rouhani's first interview with a U.S. news outlet since his election, he spoke to NBC News National and International correspondent/anchor Ann Curry at the presidential compound in Tehran. The interview will air on NBC Nightly News at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Rouhani spoke after a slew of signs that he is cautiously open to defrosting relations with the U.S., which were in deep freeze under the isolating leadership of his predecessor, the inflammatory Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.

Elected in June with just over 50 percent of the vote, he was the only non-conservative in a field of hard-liners. In his inaugural address, he spoke of engagement with the West to end sanctions over Iran's disputed nuclear program.

"The Iranian people voted 'yes' to moderation," he said in his speech.
visit the link for full interview,.
Now for some question's:
will they keep this statement or will they be like the DPRK and make them anyway?
How will the US respond to this?
Do you believe in the Statement made by the Iranian Pres?
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posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 02:26 PM
Very encouraging dialogue from the new Iranian president, and a far cry from the demeanour of his predecessor.
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posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 02:36 PM
reply to post by Humanity4Ever

Can he be trusted to keep what he says a fact and not more BS to keep the west off his nations back? we will have to wait and see what he does and what the US does in response to this

posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 02:36 PM
Well, it's nice to hear them re-state it in absolute terms again. It's especially meaningful coming after a new change of power. Definitely good news....

Now, if they'll just explain what the military nuclear development center at Parchin is actually making, we can all feel better. I never believed thermonuclear warheads were on their Agenda. Still? They have always denied the UN access to Parchin specifically because it IS a Military nuclear facility and as such, not covered by the UN Inspection agreements. Military stands outside what they can demand access to in protecting the site? They've openly declared it's interesting nature.

Any progress is some progress I suppose and at least we know they didn't change their mind and start warhead development when no one was looking.

posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 02:42 PM
reply to post by bekod

Why the hell not?

Everyone else has them.

And why is this necessary? Iran, unlike the US, never nuked anyone...

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posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 02:55 PM

reply to post by bekod

Why the hell not?

Everyone else has them.

And why is this necessary? Iran, unlike the US, never nuked anyone...

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Because if Iran goes nuclear all the people they have threatened in Gulf will as well. The region is bad enough, when nukes start flying you can say good by the world economy with end of Mid East oil.

posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 04:49 PM
reply to post by MrSpad

Yeah but Isreal has them.....Hundred of them.....

THEY are the one upsetting the balance of power in the area.

Maybe the USA and the UN should foucs on THERE nuclear disarmamnet first rather than focus on Iran who have stated they havent and wont have them even though they IMO well in there righst seeing as they have a Hostile nuclear Isreal on there doorstep!

posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 07:26 PM
reply to post by bekod

I have never really been convinced they were trying to.

posted on Sep, 19 2013 @ 10:02 AM
It all remains to be seen since Khamenei will have the ultimate say on what Iran agrees to or not, regardless of what authority he's allowing Rouhani for the time being. I'm sure they've discussed it in detail.

In the meanwhile, you have the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization claiming that western media reports of a proposal from Rouhani to close it's nuclear enrichment plant is a lie.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi strongly rejected western media reports claiming that Tehran has raised a proposal to the West to close its Fordo underground uranium enrichment facility near the Central city of Qom for lifting sanctions against the country.

"The closure of Fordo site is a sheer lie," Salehi told reporters at the end of a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.

Fordo enrichment facility hosts Iran's uranium enrichment to the purity level of 20% which is needed for fueling a research reactor in Tehran which produces radioisotopes for medical purposes.

The western media claimed recently that Iran's new president Hassan Rouhani is willing to shut down its nuclear facility if the West agrees to lift Islamic republic's sanctions.

Next we need to evaluate what Khamenei means by "heroic flexibility" during these future talks.

“I agree with the issue that I called some years ago as heroic flexibility since this move is highly good and necessary on certain occasions, but with commitment to one main condition,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing high-ranking commanders and veterans of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Tehran.

He described apprehending the opposite side's nature and gathering a correct understanding of his goal-setting as the main condition for using the heroic flexibility tactic, and said, "A technical wrestler also shows flexibility for technical reasons sometimes, but he would never forget who his rival is and what his main goal is."

Yet a member of Iran's Parliament gave his opinion of Khamenei's comment as...

Following the leader’s remarks, member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Saleh Jokar said, “Any kind of flexibility vis-à-vis the enemy should be accompanied with prowess and dignity, hence it should not be thought that the Supreme Leader by heroic flexibility means giving up the Iranian nation’s goals.”

As for the comments made by the head of Atomic Energy, I wouldn't be surprised if he's covering up for the fact that the Fordo plant may not be fully functioning any way. If Iran agrees to close it, it's most likely because it never fully recovered from the "rumored" explosion that happened last January in which 16 people were killed (two of which were North Koreans). To this day, no one has fully come forward to say that the explosion took place even though WND posted the names and titles of all of the people who were supposedly killed.

I'll be curious to see what's said during the September 27th meeting and what "proposals" actually get offered up, but I somehow suspect that the west will be accused of being "stubborn" and non-compromising as Iran usually claims. Taking into consideration that Iran has never been compromising in the past either, I wonder if there's really any "proposals" of substance coming.

We soon shall see.

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posted on Sep, 19 2013 @ 11:13 AM
SURE they wont!!! LMAO!!!

posted on Sep, 19 2013 @ 11:56 AM
Ann Curry has interview with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, what he has to say: in part, from the link

EXCLUSIVE: Iran president blames Israel for 'instability,' calls for peace

In an exclusive interview with TODAY's Ann Curry, newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani talks about Israel, his viewpoints on previous president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the Iranian people's access to the Internet.

By F. Brinley Bruton, Staff Writer, NBC News
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed Israel for causing "injustice to the people" of the Middle East during an exclusive interview with NBC News in which he also called for peace, saying Iran is not "looking for war."
Unlike his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Rouhani struck a moderate tone on many issues, but he deflected a question from NBC News' Ann Curry about whether he believed that the Holocaust was "a myth."
"I'm not a historian. I'm a politician," he replied. "What is important for us is that the countries of the region and the people grow closer to each other, and that they are able to prevent aggression and injustice."
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Rouhani's comments came in his first interview with a U.S. news outlet since his June election. The interview was broadcast Thursday on TODAY.

David Lom / NBC News
NBC News' Ann Curry speaks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday. It was Rouhani's first interview with a U.S. news outlet since being elected.

When asked by Curry about the fact that Ahmadinejad had people believing that Iran wanted to wipe Israel off the map, Rouhani replied: "What we wish for in this country is rule by the will of the people. We believe in the ballot box."
Curry also asked Rouhani to respond to comments by Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu, who has called him a "wolf in sheep’s clothing."
Rouhani described Israel as "an occupier and usurper government" that "does injustice to the people of the region, and has brought instability to the region, with its warmongering policies."
could this be the opening lines of "Israel is a threat we will keep our nuke program til they Israel, does away with theirs"

posted on Sep, 19 2013 @ 12:38 PM
reply to post by bekod

I'll have to read the whole article, but based on what you've extracted, it looks like Rouhani did a pretty good job of avoiding the questions and giving meaningless answers.

posted on Sep, 19 2013 @ 12:44 PM
What the Iranian president says is irrelevant because he is not the power in Iran. The power in Iran is the 'Supreme Leader'.

The new guy is just a friendlier face on the sock puppet, the hand inside directing remains the same.

posted on Sep, 19 2013 @ 12:46 PM
reply to post by bekod

Well, at least Rouhani is on record for saying this in the article...

"We are not seeking ... and looking for war with any nations. We are seeking peace and stability among all the nations in the region," Rouhani said.

Unfortunately, that statement isn't going to fare well with the extremists. Iran has to realize that they are between a rock and a hard place right now, and not just with the U.S.. All of the help that Iran is giving Syria could very well come back to bite them among their Muslim neighbors.

posted on Sep, 19 2013 @ 11:40 PM
It did not take long for Kerry to respond from the link

Kerry: Rouhani's words need 'to be put to the test'

"We seek peace and friendship among the nations of the region," Iran's newly-elected president Hassan Rouhani tells NBC's Ann Curry, firing back at comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Rouhani claims that the Jewish state "has brought instability to the region with its warmongering policies."
By Tracy Connor, Staff Writer, NBC News

Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's overtures to the West have been "very positive" but sounded a note of caution.
"Everything needs to be put to the test," Kerry said of comments Rouhani made in an interview with NBC News, declining to give a timetable for when President Obama might meet with him
"We'll see where we go," he said. "And at the right moment, I think that the White House and the State Department will make clear where we are headed."

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is asked Thursday about comments made by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during an interview with NBC News.
Rouhani and Obama will be in New York next week for the United National General Assembly, but no meeting is scheduled.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday that Obama is willing to meet with Rouhani whenever the Iranians show they are serious about giving up their disputed nuclear weapons program.
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"It's possible," he said of a face-to-face in the near future. "But it has always been possible."
now what does McCain have to say , not holding breath to wait

posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 12:16 PM
Obama makes UN speech , Iran and Syria a mix not to mess with from the link, in part, Iran then Syria

Obama: Iran overtures on nukes a step toward relationship of 'mutual respect'

President Barack Obama speaks at the U.N. Tuesday about Iran's nuclear program and recent statements made by President Hassan Rouhani.
By Erin McClam, Staff Writer, NBC News
NEW YORK — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that recent overtures from Iran on its nuclear program could start the United States and Iran down a “long road towards a different relationship — one based on mutual interest and mutual respect.”
In an address to the United Nations General Assembly, Obama stressed that the United States is determined not to let Iran develop a nuclear weapon.
But he suggested that two statements — an edict from Iran’s supreme leader against the development of nuclear weapons and a statement from Iran’s new president that his country will never develop a nuclear weapon — represent crucial progress.
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“We should be able to achieve a resolution that respects the rights of the Iranian people, while giving the world confidence that the Iranian program is peaceful,” Obama told world leaders at the meeting.
He said that he was directing Secretary of State John Kerry, working closely with European allies, Russia and China, to pursue an agreement with the government of Iran.
“The roadblocks may prove to be too great, but I firmly believe the diplomatic path must be tested,” Obama said.
He spoke of deep mistrust between the United States and Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution there: Iranians have complained of U.S. interference, while Americans see a country that has taken Americans hostage, killed American troops and threatened Israel.
“I don’t believe this difficult history can be overcome overnight — the suspicion runs too deep,” he said. “But I do believe that if we can resolve the issue of Iran's nuclear program, that can serve as a major step down a long road towards a different relationship — one based on mutual interests and mutual respect.”
I for one will be a long time looking at turning the blind eye on Iran, now for Syria

On the crisis in Syria, Obama called on the U.N. to pass a strong resolution to verify that Syrian leader Bashar Assad lives up to his commitment to get rid of his chemical weapons.
“If we cannot agree even on this, then it will show that the United Nations is incapable of enforcing the most basic of international laws,” he said. “On the other hand, if we succeed, it will send a powerful message that the use of chemical weapons has no place in the 21st century, and that this body means what it says.”
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The president said that it was an “insult to human reason and the legitimacy of this institution” to suggest that anyone other than the forces of Assad used chemical weapons in an Aug. 21 attack in the Syrian civil war.
The United States says it has overwhelming evidence that loyalist forces sent sarin-gas rockets into a rebel neighborhood and killed 1,400 people, including civilians and more than 400 children.
still wating to see he proof ,and not form some cell phone

posted on Sep, 25 2013 @ 12:09 AM
Iran to UN: "absolutely no threat to the world," so says Iranian President Hassan Rouhani from the link i9n part

Rouhani: Iran not a threat, sanctions are 'violent'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called US sanctions against Iran violent, but also added Iran is open to talks that would resolve the nuclear dispute. NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports.
By Erin McClam, Staff Writer, NBC News

NEW YORK — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that his country poses "absolutely no threat to the world," and sanctions that have crippled its economy are "violent — pure and simple."

In his first address to the world body, hours after President Barack Obama spoke, Rouhani also said he is prepared to engage in "time-bound" talks to resolve the dispute over Tehran's nuclear program.

Rouhani’s closely watched visit to the United Nations followed a series of diplomatic overtures the centrist-leaning cleric has made to the West since he was elected to replace hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and he stressed his moderate credentials.
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He also blasted "brutal oppression of the Palestinian people," criticized the use of drones, and said the biggest threat in the Middle East is chemical weapons falling into the hands of "extremist terrorist groups" — a nod to the crisis in Syria, a close ally.

While the speech was far more toned-down than the invective-filled addresses Ahmadinejad has given, Rouhani had strong words for the "intrinsically inhumane" sanctions imposed because of his country's nuclear activities.

"It is the common people who are victimized by these sanctions," he said.

He insisted that Iran's atomic energy program is "exclusively peaceful" and that he is ready to engage "immediately in time-bound and results-oriented" talks with the West but expects to be treated with "mutual respect" by the U.S.

President Barack Obama speaks at the U.N. Tuesday about Iran's nuclear program and recent statements made by President Hassan Rouhani.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday suggested Iran's diplomatic overtures to the West on its nuclear program were a ploy in order to continue pursuing atomic weapons.

"Iran thinks that soothing words and token actions will enable it to continue on its path to the bomb," Netanyahu said after Rouhani's speech, adding that Israel would welcome a diplomatic solution that dismantled Iran's capacity to develop nuclear weapons.
Time will tell on whom is saying the truth... any takers it is not Iran.
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posted on Sep, 25 2013 @ 10:59 AM
Well the only time when any good will come out of Iran is when there is another revolution in Iran by the Iranians themselves and some form of democratic government is put back in power. Until then by all means do business with the friendlier sounding president but take it all with a huge pinch of salt as he only follows the orders of the real masters in Iran, the religious extremists and the military.

posted on Sep, 25 2013 @ 04:00 PM
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The times , the are a changing Iran admit to holocaust from the link

Iran's Rouhani on Holocaust: 'A massacre that cannot be denied'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani waits to speak Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly.

By Andrea Mitchell and Tracy Connor, NBC News
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani repudiated his predecessor's Holocaust denials on Wednesday, saying the Nazis "committed a crime against Jews" but that the question of "scale" should be left to historians.
"The Nazis carried out a massacre that cannot be denied, especially against the Jewish people," he said in an informal conversation with a small group of U.S. reporters, including NBC News.
Last week, in Tehran, Rouhani hedged when asked by NBC News' Ann Curry to comment on ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinjead's repeated denials that the Holocaust happened, saying he was a politician and not a historian.
Now in New York for the United National General Assembly, Rouhani has been striving to present himself as a moderate in the hopes of jump-starting talks on his country's nuclear program and getting economic sanctions rolled back.
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Asked again about the Holocaust, he did not duck the issue.
"The massacre by the Nazis was condemnable. We never want to sit by side with the Nazis," he said. "They committed a crime against Jews — which is a crime against Christians, against Muslims, against all of humanity."
He did hedge on the specifics.
"The Nazis committed a crime in World War II," he said. "As to the scale of the massacres, and the numbers that my predecessor mentions, let's leave that to the historians."
good thing I am sitting down, other wise i would have fallen over

posted on Sep, 25 2013 @ 04:29 PM
The old guard represented by Khamenei and Rouhani have been enveloped in an internal power struggle lately with various factions within Iran.
It seems they have been successful in negating the threat to their authority, for now.

As a result of this struggle Ahmadinejad and the group he came to represent were vilified by all other party's and has become a scapegoat for all that is wrong inside Iran.

Make no mistake, sanctions are beginning to bite hard and the ordinary Iranians are beginning to suffer great hardships.

If Rouhani can negotiate any relaxation of sanctions in exchange for increased transparency over Iran's alleged nuclear weapons programme whilst maintaining their development of nuclear power technology then both he and Khamenei will be regarded as hero's within Iran and thus safeguarding their position of authority over other more extreme elements.

It certainly can't do any harm if Obama and the UN enter into dialogue with Rouhani, the possible benefits for all concerned are far too great to be ignored.

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