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Iran's Rouhani Says Uranium Enrichment a "Red Line"
Real Clear Politics/AP ^ | Nov 10, 2013 | Nassar Karimi

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Germany; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: germany; iran; irannukes; israel; kerry; lebanon; obama; russia; unitedkingdom; warforterror; waronterror
Bottom Line" Iran is standing firm, will not give up their nuclear development, but the US and the rest of the world are supposed to just do whatever Iran needs them to do.

And just why are we still "negotiating"?!

1 posted on 11/10/2013 7:07:11 AM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

When France takes a stronger stance than the US, we should be worried...

Iran dubs France a “gun-slinging frog” over nuclear deal failure

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/10439077/Iran-dubs-France-a-gun-slinging-frog-over-nuclear-deal-failure.html

EXCERPT: “
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. “


2 posted on 11/10/2013 7:10:50 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative
He has transformed America

He did not lie about that.

3 posted on 11/10/2013 7:14:53 AM PST by scooby321
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To: Innovative

I wouldn’t trust a muslim with a sharp knife, let alone nukes. That probably sounds bad but I’m 100% done with PC.


4 posted on 11/10/2013 7:17:04 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Innovative

French (Frog) Cowboys? HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE


5 posted on 11/10/2013 7:18:22 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Mich Patriot
I wouldn't trust a Muslim with kindergarten scissers, let alone nukes.
6 posted on 11/10/2013 7:21:45 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Innovative
When Russia and Israel say Iran has crossed the line, look out.

The US is irrelevant.

7 posted on 11/10/2013 7:24:48 AM PST by TYVets
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To: Innovative

He doesn't want "His Neville Chamberlain" Moment...
Too late for that, Horseface.

8 posted on 11/10/2013 7:25:06 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Innovative

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
while.

No deer, 14 year old nephew killed a hog though.


9 posted on 11/10/2013 7:34:27 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Innovative
And just why are we still "negotiating"?!

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.

10 posted on 11/10/2013 7:40:51 AM PST by Rapscallion (The people of the lie compel you to buy Obamacare.)
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To: SandRat

That’s funny because I almost wrote “rounded scissors”. :)


11 posted on 11/10/2013 7:44:14 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Innovative
Iran was the first to call us Satan America. They are our avowed enemy. They have announced that they will nuke us.

When will Obama get the message and believe it?

12 posted on 11/10/2013 7:46:44 AM PST by Rapscallion (The people of the lie compel you to buy Obamacare.)
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To: Innovative

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.


13 posted on 11/10/2013 7:50:58 AM PST by allendale
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To: allendale

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.


14 posted on 11/10/2013 7:55:30 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Innovative

Uh oh. Rouhani shows Obama how the concept of a red line is used in the real world.


15 posted on 11/10/2013 8:09:16 AM PST by ToastedHead
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To: ToastedHead

And here is more total nonsense:

Failure to reach Iran nuclear deal may fortify hardline opponents

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/2013/1110/Failure-to-reach-Iran-nuclear-deal-may-fortify-hardline-opponents

As if the hardliners weren’t running Iran now...


16 posted on 11/10/2013 8:13:00 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Rouhani: Iran Won’t Give Up Nuclear Rights

http://www.voanews.com/content/rouhani-iran-wont-give-up-nuclear-rights/1787362.html


17 posted on 11/10/2013 8:25:15 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: scooby321

That’s the last time he told the truth.


18 posted on 11/10/2013 8:25:34 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Innovative

You’d never see things like this if there was any American leadership (from your link):

“One Iranian posted on Facebook: ‘Let’s 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.


19 posted on 11/10/2013 8:31:15 AM PST by ToastedHead
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..

Not the American President’s type of red line, I suspect. Imagine, leaders who mean what they say, like “Death to America”.


20 posted on 11/10/2013 10:30:31 AM PST by SJackson (if you want to test a man’s character, give him power A Lincoln)
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To: Innovative

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.


21 posted on 11/10/2013 10:38:46 AM PST by bergmeid (Resist we much!)
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To: Innovative

Iran Nuclear Talks End Without Deal. Progress Reported, Talks Expected to Resume Nov. 20

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303309504579187474244929100

EXCERPT:

“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...


22 posted on 11/10/2013 11:01:36 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: bergmeid

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.


23 posted on 11/10/2013 11:16:31 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: Mich Patriot
>>I wouldn’t trust a muslim with a sharp knife, let alone nukes. That probably sounds bad but I’m 100% done with PC.<<

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.

24 posted on 11/10/2013 12:29:58 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: Rapscallion
I think it's pretty funny a person can go to work or where ever here in America and say, “I am going to eliminate you or someday soon you will cease to exist” and before ya know it the cops will shackle that person. Next scene, they'll be doing the perp walk.

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?

25 posted on 11/10/2013 12:40:26 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: Innovative

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.


26 posted on 11/10/2013 1:19:57 PM PST by livius
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Innovative.
...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.

27 posted on 11/10/2013 1:31:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Innovative

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.


28 posted on 11/10/2013 1:45:00 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Innovative; nuconvert; gandalftb

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 region’s 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.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/why-france-stood-alone-to-scuttle-iran-deal/


29 posted on 11/10/2013 2:15:14 PM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

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.


30 posted on 11/10/2013 2:22:42 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: AdmSmith

“Could this be related?”

I’d say that’s a good guess


31 posted on 11/10/2013 6:46:35 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Good one


32 posted on 11/10/2013 11:20:55 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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