Iranian despot Ahmadinejad said it back in May but it is obvious that he still believes it. At a joint press conference with the Syrian President, Ahmadinejad boasted that “those who one day called Iran and Syria part of the axis of evil now want to develop relations with Iran and Syria. Circumstances are changing rapidly in our favor,we are on the road to victory.”
The way the tyrant intends to win is by making US President Obama and his “outreach” attempts look as foolish as possible, the POTUS has complied by making going for each fake that Ahmadinejad has offered.
In August Obama made a formal proposal to start talks between Iran and the west. The proposal covered many issues but Iranian nukes were not on the agenda. At the same time an Iranian official hinted that the nuke issue could be added to the talks later on, so the United States agreed to the talks. Once the meeting was scheduled, Ahmadinejad dismissed any possibility of nuclear talks:
“From the Iranian nation’s viewpoint, the nuclear case is closed,” he told Britain’s ambassador to Tehran, Simon Gass. “Having peaceful nuclear technology is Iran’s lawful and definite right and Iranians will not negotiate with anyone over their undeniable rights.”
After the meeting, an IAEA spokesman said that in addition to inspections of a newly discovered Iranian nuclear facility, there was a deal plan to allow Russia to take some of Iran’s processed uranium and enrich it to higher levels to fuel a research reactor in Tehran. Western officials said Iran agreed to the plan at that meeting, a potentially significant move that would by no means end the crisis but would show greater flexibility by both sides. President Obama noted the deal in comments on the meeting. But that was quickly followed by a statement by Mehdi Saffare, Iran’s ambassador to Britain and a member of the Iranian delegation at the talks, said Iran had not yet agreed to such a plan.
This past Wednesday, Iran pulled the same trick and we fell for it again:
International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei said that representatives of Iran and its three interlocutors — the U.S., Russia and France — had accepted the draft for forwarding to their capitals. ElBaradei said he hoped for approval from all four countries by Friday.
Ali Asghar SoltaniehIran’s chief delegate, praised the draft, saying it was “on the right track,” while emphasizing that senior Iranian officials in Tehran still had to sign off on it.
Despite the optimistic reports today Iran said NO to the deal, instead it wanted to buy MORE nuclear fuel:
“Iran is interested in buying fuel for the Tehran research reactor within the framework of a clear proposal … we are waiting for the other party’s constructive and trust-building response,” Iranian TV quoted a member of Iran’s negotiating team as saying, Reuters reports.
Iran’s response will come as a disappointment to the U.S., Russia and France, which all endorsed the U.N. plan Friday that called for Iran to ship its uranium stockpile to Russia rather than continue what is believed to be an weapons-grade enrichment program. The three countries formulated the draft plan in three days of talks with Iran in Vienna that ended Wednesday.
The truth is Iran is using the same delaying tactics that even Iranians tried to warn the President about:
First came an announcement early last week by Mohsen Makhmalbaff, a spokesperson for the Green Movement. In carefully calibrated language that would allow democratic leaders in Iran plausible deniability yet convince the reader that he was in fact speaking on their behalf, Makhmalbaff declared that Iranian democrats do not want a nuclear bomb, they understand the international community’s anxieties about the current regime’s nuclear program, and indeed share those same anxieties.
Within a couple of days, this statement was followed more boldly by another from an actual opposition leader, Mehdi Karubi, who repeated verbatim some of Makhmalbaff’s language. Karubi began his statement by suggesting that a regime that lies to its own people lies to the world–in other words, don’t believe anything the regime promises now, they will break their promises as they have broken their many covenants with the people of Iran. He declared definitively that Iranian democrats have no intention to pursue a nuclear bomb. And in perhaps the most significant pronouncement of the week, the generally cautious opposition leader Mir-Hossein Moussavi voiced these same sentiments in a statement this week, blaming the regime’s nuclear adventurism for bringing Iran to the precipice of disaster.
While the United States is continues to fall for Iran’s “rope-a-dope,” Iran is trying to delay the process until its too late, and that “too late” date is quickly approaching:
Russia on Thursday said it would continue military cooperation with Iran amid widespread unease in the West over Moscow’s controversial contract to sell advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Tehran.
“The Russian Federation implements and plans to further implement the military-technical cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran in strict accordance with existing legislation and its international obligations,” Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation said.
The service released a rare statement after the Interfax agency, citing a Russian government source, reported earlier this week that Iran had not yet paid Russia for the S-300 anti-aircraft missiles.
Once those Anti-Aircraft missiles are delivered, a the possibility of a safe preemptive attack drastically diminishes. Obama’s appeasment of the Iranian tyrant makes an Israeli attack on Iran more likely.
Remember what PM Netanyahu said at the UN
The most urgent challenge facing this body is to prevent the tyrants of Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Are the member states of the United Nations up to that challenge? Will the international community confront a despotism that terrorizes its own people as they bravely stand up for freedom?
Will it take action against the dictators who stole an election in broad daylight and gunned down Iranian protesters who died in the streets choking in their own blood? Will the international community thwart the world’s most pernicious sponsors and practitioners of terrorism?
Above all, will the international community stop the terrorist regime of Iran from developing atomic weapons, thereby endangering the peace of the entire world?
If the International Community lead by President Obama does not act to stop Iran, Israel will.