Lovely: Obama administration gushing over 'candid, straightforward' talks with Iran
The Obama administration is positively gushing over its 'candid, straightforward' talks with Iran. What? You think I'm making this up?
Iran’s professed willingness to compromise on its nuclear weapons program was welcomed by the US and the EU on Wednesday, as six-party talks in Geneva ended without a diplomatic solution but with an agreement to resume talks there on November 7-8.
“The Iranian proposal was a new proposal with a level of seriousness and substance that we had not seen before,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney.
The six parties participating in the dialogue – the US, Russia, China, Great Britain, France and Germany – agreed not to release any concrete details of the proposals made by the Iranian delegation, led by Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif. But in a press conference after the meeting, Zarif stood firm on the right of his country to continue to enrich uranium.
Zarif said his country should be allowed to enrich uranium for nuclear power purposes.
“The right of Iran to pursue nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, including enrichment, can, in fact, be exercised with the necessary political will without any proliferation concerns,” he said.
The talks were fruitful, according to the Iranian foreign minister.
“Iran is interested in resolving this issue,” he said. “There is no reason for the continuation of this problem.”Meanwhile, Israel continues to prepare militarily to go it alone against Iran.
A major IAF exercise continued this week in Israeli skies, where jets simulated a variety of battle scenarios.
The drills began last week with a simulation of long-distance strikes to prepare squadrons for the possibility of attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities.
The various drills are part of a single, very large aerial exercise. Defense officials said no further information could be divulged at this stage.What could go wrong?