Skip to comments.EU urges Bush to adopt Kerry line on Iran
Posted on 10/01/2004 7:56:50 PM PDT by AKSurprise
"European governments are lobbying the Bush administration to change course over Iran before next month's presidential election, urging Washington to adopt an incentive-driven policy that Senator John Kerry has already pledged, according to diplomats and US politicians."
"According to unnamed diplomats and a Kerry adviser, senior officials from Germany and the Netherlands - which currently holds the European Union presidency - had high-level meetings on Iran with both the White House and the Kerry camp in recent days.
"The European message was that we cannot let weeks pass before the next deadline without doing something," one diplomat said. "We need a last-ditch approach, not more pressure, but a mix with a package and incentives."
Several sources said the White House officials responded with considerable scepticism to the European initiative"
""Kerry and the European positions are close in a number of ways," said Robert Einhorn, a proliferation expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies who has been involved in the discussions over Iran.
The European proposal would offer Iran guaranteed and closely monitored supplies of nuclear fuel for its civilian reactors in exchange for an end to Iran's development of the full fuel cycle - specifically the enrichment of uranium that can be used to make nuclear weapons."
Additionally Bush will never agree with the ludicrious idea to give Iran uranium that Kerry suggested last night. Yeah that's really going to help to stop Iran from creating nuclear weapons... That move would only accelerate the Iranians nuclear weapons program and ensure they gain WMD's. This is the same failed moronic policy of the Clinton administration that allowed North Korea to build nuclear weapons.
In two words...HELL NO!
HAHA the Euros are trying to sink Kerry too!!!!
They had to know this would get out. Havent the Euros figured out that in general terms whatever they want, a majority of Americans will instantly oppose?
"""Kerry and the European positions are close in a number of ways," "
Yeah, for one theyll both fail
I'll bet they do.
Is there any doubt in anybody's mind who's interests are in jeopardy here?
Yet more proof that what the President is doing is THE RIGHT THING!
I am really torn. Do they understand what they are doing, or not? Are the Europeans evil or stupid?
The Europeans are nothing but cheese-eating surrender monkeys!!
"An Incentive-Driven Policy"
That would be giving Iran nuclear fuel like Clinton did north korea. wouldnt it? N. Korea broke its agreement and built a bomb anyways, didnt they?
Following what the "euros" want is difficult since they have a two tier system. National interests and the "EU" level. Kind of like Iran itself.
"EU" wants Iranian contracts.
They want to make money.
Iran is a bit weird sometimes....
I forgot the LOL /sarcasm at the end of that...
Iran sucks. I really sincerely hope they are next. They deserve it the bastards....
Same reason they want to end weapons sales sanctions on China, they are greedy and don't care who they hurt or what danger they bring to the world. Business is more important to them than are security and morals.
Yes- "give" the Iranians nuclear fuel. They need to generate "power"...
And have the IAEA "monitor" its use (Hans Blix is needing a job anyway, and he held this same job in oversight of North Korea...)
In exchange for Iranian "promises" to not enrich it for weapons!
The "North Korean" solution! Which has worked so well.
Are the Europeans delusional, duplicitous or stupid?
Yes, yes and yes....
Also known as the Kim Jung Il Method for getting A-bombs from stupid Americans."
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