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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Obama and Ban believe Iran will give up nukes

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon had praise for Iranian President Hassan Rohani (am I the only one who is driven crazy by the media's insistence on calling Rohani a 'moderate'?). And President Hussein Obama is falling all over himself to meet with Rohani at the UN General Assembly.
Ban met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif earlier on Thursday and said he plans to meet with Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York next week. Rouhani is due to address the United Nations on Tuesday.
Since Rouhani was elected president in June, the centrist cleric has called for "constructive interaction" with the world, a dramatic shift in tone from the strident anti-Western rhetoric of his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
"I told Minister Zarif that I commend the efforts of the new government in Iran in promoting dialogue with the international community," Ban told reporters. "I'm going to meet President Rouhani next week ... (to) discuss all the matters of regional concern very closely."
Rouhani vowed on Wednesday that his government would never develop nuclear weapons, his strongest signal yet that he may be seeking a diplomatic thaw with the West after decades of acrimony.
Also on Thursday, the White House said President Barack Obama is open to direct talks between Iran and the United States but only if Tehran is serious about getting rid of its nuclear weapons program. 
White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivered some positive-sounding rhetoric on Thursday but "actions are more important than words."
When Obama first ran for president in 2008, he said he would hold direct negotiations with Iran under certain conditions. Carney said Obama still holds that position.
Obama, according to Carney, would be willing to have bilateral negotiations provided the Iranians were serious about addressing the international community's insistence that Tehran give up its nuclear weapons program.
"That is the position we hold today," Carney said.
 He can't talk to Jews or Republicans, but he's willing to talk to Iran....

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At 12:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

No surprise from my side Carl, and I don't call Rouhani a moderate as well.

He's just what Obama wants to see.

Once they agree they might consider going after Israel's nuclear arsenal.

At 2:35 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

What do you mean... he DID talk to the rabbis and told them what to say in their sermons, which they did. And not just URJ.

At 3:28 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

I don't understand - Iran and Obama BOTH maintain that Iran does not and never will have them at all and all this twaddle is just another Zionist controlled media plot. How can they say they won't do what they never intend to be able to do? They got some 'splainin to do.


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