Skip to comments.Iran's Rouhani Says Uranium Enrichment a "Red Line"
Posted on 11/10/2013 7:07:11 AM PST by Innovative
Iranian officials said Sunday the country made progress with world powers during "serious" talks over Tehran's nuclear program, but insisted the nation cannot be pushed to give up uranium enrichment as negotiations move into tougher ground over ways to ease Western concerns that Iran could one day develop atomic weapons.
The remarks on enrichment repeat past declarations on the country's "right" to produce nuclear fuel, which is a key element of the talks over its scope. But President Hassan Rouhani and his top envoys seek to assure hard-line critics that Iran will not make sweeping concessions in the negotiations, which ended without agreement in Geneva early Sunday and are scheduled to resume next week.
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And just why are we still "negotiating"?!
When France takes a stronger stance than the US, we should be worried...
Iran dubs France a “gun-slinging frog” over nuclear deal failure
France assumed the unfamiliar role of Iranian national villain on Sunday as senior officials and commentators in Tehran - long accustomed to spewing vitriol at Britain, America and Israel - blamed it for scuppering a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme.
A chorus of anti-French bile over the failure to reach agreement in Geneva appeared to have the endorsement of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, with a Twiiter account run in his name and believed to have his approval leading the charge. “
He did not lie about that.
I wouldn’t trust a muslim with a sharp knife, let alone nukes. That probably sounds bad but I’m 100% done with PC.
French (Frog) Cowboys? HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE
The US is irrelevant.
Funny how the press always touts the opposition line.
France is the bad guy, Republicans are the bad guys etc.
It’s never Iranian fanatics refuse deal, scupper talks...
But then I’ve just returned from four days in the deer
woods communing with god and can think clearly for a
No deer, 14 year old nephew killed a hog though.
We must destroy Iran before it destroys America and Israel.
Iran has announced its plan a hundred times.
What will you say after Iran does what it has told the world it plans to do? Bandage the burned; bury the dead; borrow the money to rebuild?
Foolish and cowardly to let them keep going now.
That’s funny because I almost wrote “rounded scissors”. :)
When will Obama get the message and believe it?
The French were given their negotiating position by the Saudis. Eventually Kerry will have his Barzini moment when he realizes all along that it was Saudi Arabia who objects most to Iran’s nuclear ambitions and has been pulling the West’s strings.
Barzini moment — LOL.
Well, then O gets to either bow again or clean house. I hope he’s not President when he has to choose.
Uh oh. Rouhani shows Obama how the concept of a red line is used in the real world.
And here is more total nonsense:
Failure to reach Iran nuclear deal may fortify hardline opponents
As if the hardliners weren’t running Iran now...
Rouhani: Iran Won’t Give Up Nuclear Rights
That’s the last time he told the truth.
You’d never see things like this if there was any American leadership (from your link):
“One Iranian posted on Facebook: ‘Lets give the French Embassy to the Americans.’
One joke asked with dark humor: ‘How tall are the French embassy walls?’”
The French are trying to fill the vacuum Obama has created. The only people involved who are playing like it’s life or death are Netanyahu and Rouhani.
Not the American President’s type of red line, I suspect. Imagine, leaders who mean what they say, like “Death to America”.
They are sitting on all this oil, but they desperately need nuclear power. Riiiiiiight. How many centrifuges do they have spinning already? To what percentage do you need to enrich uranium so you can put it in a warhead?
Vive la France. i didn’t think I would ever get those words out of my mouth.
Iran Nuclear Talks End Without Deal. Progress Reported, Talks Expected to Resume Nov. 20
“Iran and six world powers failed late Saturday to seal a confidence-building deal to freeze Tehran’s nuclear program, but the two sides agreed they had made enough progress during the three days of talks to hold another round.
On Sunday, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani said in an address to parliament that uranium enrichment is a “red line” that can’t be crossed...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said after the talks concluded that the two sides were closer now than they were before the meetings began this week and he believed a deal still could be reached.”
I guess Kerry is trying to give away the safety of Israel for empty words from Iran...
More to the point, they are sitting on massive natural gas supplies which is ideal and far cheaper than nukes to run electic generators.
Clean, fast, effecint, cheap, and they are just flaring their gas.
There is NO reason for them to persue nukes, except to make bombs.
No, that's the ded-gum truth. Now, if you’da said, “I wouldn't trust a muzzie with a sharp knife”, that might have sounded bad. lol
I too am done with all the liberal PC crap.
Iran has done the same exact thing. They have threatened Israel numerous times with death....and these nutjob liberals running the show exhibit a huge double standard.
Well, now ya know, we need to understand why they are sideways with Israel and America. What is it we've done to facilitate such a response? What can we do to help Iran like us? America wants to feel the pulse of the Persian peoples. How can we help you heal?
We’re not negotiating at all. Obama wants to be the head of the new caliphate, Marxist version, and sees Iran as the surest way of achieving that. So we’re just giving it away, and even the Saudis (”guardians of Mecca” and their own personal fortunes) are freaked out.
...insisted the nation cannot be pushed to give up uranium enrichment as negotiations move into tougher ground over ways to ease Western concerns that Iran could one day develop atomic weapons... repeat past declarations on the country's "right" to produce nuclear fuel... Rouhani and his top envoys seek to assure hard-line critics that Iran will not make sweeping concessions in the negotiations, which ended without agreement in Geneva early Sunday and are scheduled to resume next week.
All parties of our political class have been helping Iran to have the time to build nukes for over a decade for the purpose of continuing to keep global markets and debt flows going as smoothly as usual. Favored constituents have cried against all intended moves by two administrations to stop Iran from building nukes.
Could this be related?
Furthermore, France has high stakes in Sunni countries in the region that are fiercely opposed to Iran becoming a nuclear power. Saudi Arabia, for instance, is the regions foremost buyer of French arms. In light of the current economic situation in France, which really does not look so bright, these weapons deals are very important to the country, Hershco said.
In late August, Paris reportedly signed a 1 billion ($1.34 billion) defense contract with Saudi Arabia, which included overhaul work on four frigates and two refueling ships.
It makes sense. I think all the Arab countries in the region are concerned about Iran getting the bomb — and the US was apparently not listening, but the French were.
“Could this be related?”
I’d say that’s a good guess