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Iran Counters U.N. Offer

Posted on Oct 29, 2009
Iran nuclear program

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called the IAEA proposal a move from “confrontation to cooperation” by Western powers.

The IAEA announced it has received Iran’s reply to a U.N.-backed proposal to send that country’s enriched uranium abroad to be turned into fuel rods—not weapons. The reply, which remains secret, is expected to agree to the overall framework of the proposal while demanding significant changes.

The BBC:

The UN’s nuclear watchdog says it is hopeful an agreement with Iran can be reached after Tehran’s response to a new offer on uranium refinement.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it received Iran’s reply to the UN-backed proposal on Thursday.

Under the plan, most of Iran’s enriched uranium would be sent abroad to be turned into fuel rods for research use.

No details of Iran’s reply have been given but its president said it was ready to co-operate with the proposal.

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By DieDaily, November 4, 2009 at 12:37 am Link to this comment

smhb, good comment. I would venture that Iran
executed a brilliant bit of turnabout with this
proposal. It’s quite brilliant. They achieve some of
their objectives and everyone’s happy, right? Except
for the Zionists who are hell bent on everyone NOT
being happy. Iran has shown immense patience and
poise in dealing with their vilification at the hands
of the incredibly pro-Zionist mainstream media. Their
game is so good, in fact, that we can probably expect
the old false-flag attack drill to kick in sometime
in the next few years. All this peaceful accommodation and compromise simply will not do! Not
if you’re trying desperately to hold on to your
emergent global hegemony in the face of burgeoning
and utterly damning exposure. I’m no fan of the
Mullah’s, to be sure, but the people of Iran seem
really great, and really long suffering. I hope we
are able to work with them. In many ways they are the
most Western-compatible culture in the area. Which,
of course, is why the globalists are desperate to
vilify them.

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By smhb, October 29, 2009 at 5:29 pm Link to this comment
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It seems that once a lie and a half truth has been circulating for several years and all the pundits and so called experts manuver around it and make it a talking point then a lot of people take it as fact and reality. Thats how our zionist occupied media, academia, political establishment behave. The zionists give them talking points and direction and they jump on it like the good lap dogs they are and run with it.
The case of Iran’s nuclear dossier is a clear example of how this process works.
However, Iran does not have a legal obligation to prove a negative, nor does it have an obligation to build confidence with britain, france and USA who are the biggest violators of NPT and other international norms.
Iran unlike those who accuse it all day long of harboring nuclear weapons ambitions is a member in good standing who has met their legal obligations under the NPT and IAEA rules.
I am actually surprised that the Iranian negotiators allowed El Baradis proposal to even make it to tehran for further elaboration and discussions. If the negotiating team had any foresight and were technically, politically and legally competent they would have poked holes in the draft proposal from the beginning and would not have allowed the proposal to go to tehran and therefore would have neutralized the political and propaganda campaign initiated around this proposal which is actually a trap.
Unless Iran is getting something for these concessions then I am totally lost as why the negotiators went this far.

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By Folktruther, October 29, 2009 at 12:44 pm Link to this comment

Truthdig, like the Washinton Post and NyTimes and the rest of the American media, is a neozionst outlet that is building US support for an attack on Iran.  Isreal wants to atack Iran because war diverts attention from their oppression of the Plaenstinians, and because a nuclear weapon would nuetralize the hundreds of nuclear weapons that Israel has.  there seems to be some other more general strategic reason for drawing the US into another quagmire but, I confess, I don’t what it is exactly.

The war with Iran, as crazy as it is from a rational perspective, may well occur.  To understand how, it is necessary to go back to the attempted distruction of the the American ship Liberty by Israel during the 1967 war.  The US president Johnson had apparantly OKed the attack on Eygpt, but did not want Israel attacking Jordon to gain the West Bank, or Syria, to gain the Golan Heights.  So he put the intelligence ship Liberty off Israeli waters to have some information, and therefore control, over what Israel was doing.

Israel attempted to destoy the ship and kill all the crew, even straffing the 3 lifeboats of the wounded
to kill them all.  Israel then attacked Jordan and Syria.  Johnson was in the middle of the Vietnam war at the time and need Zionist support in the elections coming up, so he blacked out what actually happened and the Liberty attack was offically labeled as an ‘accident’ and disapperared from the American zionist media.  The military and crew were silenced, much to their outrage, and could not publically express the wanton mass murder.  the ship was bascially unarmed.

But the point is, Israel got away with it, and gained the West Bank and Golan Heights, which largely destroyed the moral character of Israel.  Now Israel is ruled by out and out war criminals who have the successes of violence in their Israeli background.  they feel that if Israel attacks Iran under the right conditions, then the US MUST back them, having no better choice.  And they may well be right, Obama being the weak war inclined vessel that he is.

Which may well lead to disaster.  Iran is economically allied with Russia nad China, who cannot allow their hundreds of billions of dollars of investment be destroyed with impunity.  But the neozionist media does not analyze the power choices in a clear and simple way for the population, leading them to support what may be a holocaust.

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