Iran wants nukes

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    Boston Globe
    February 3, 2005

    Iran Says It Will Never Scrap Nuclear Program

    By Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press

    TEHRAN -- Iran will never scrap its nuclear program, and talks with Europeans are intended to protect the country's atomic achievements, not negotiate an end to them, an Iranian official said yesterday.

    The remarks by Ali Agha Mohammadi, spokesman of Iran's powerful Supreme National Security Council, are the latest in a hardening of his country's stance amid ongoing talks with European negotiators. They also reflect Tehran's possible frustration at the lack of progress.

    Europe is pressing Iran for concessions on its nuclear program, which the United States alleges is aimed at producing atomic weapons. In exchange for nuclear guarantees, the Europeans are offering Iran technological and financial support and talks on a trade deal.

    ''We have the power to negotiate because we keep our [nuclear] achievements in our hands, and we are negotiating to protect them," Mohammadi said. ''It's definite that we will protect our scientific achievements as a basic pillar, whether talks make progress or not."

    He spoke a day after Iran's vice president, Gholamreza Aghazadeh, called on the Europeans to speed up the talks, amid reports that negotiations are deadlocked.

    Aghazadeh, who also serves as head of Iran's atomic energy organization, suggested that Iran was not happy with the progress of the talks.

    ''We have to take the negotiations seriously and accelerate them," he told reporters.
     
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    Only the EU thinks that a termination of Iranian nuke development can be "negotiated." But of course the EU "thinks" that because it has no alternative. Militarily, the EU is pathetic. It could not even handle Kosovo without American help. The EU wants to continue to do business with the totalitarian mullahs in Iran because it knows they will lock out the Americans. Check out recent EU actions:

    1. Restoring trade with Castro. Thanks to the cowards in the Spanish Socialist Swine Government.
    2. Threatening to sell weapons to the Chinese. France loves this idea. Britian agrees!
    3. Blocking American pressure on the Iranians. Insisting on "negotiating" the Iranian nuke program, while the nightmare mullah regime closes in on the Bomb.

    All these actions are directly adverse to US interests, security, and foreign policy. Not only is France an enemy of the US, but soon the same thing will be said of the EU.
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    Talk about never learning from history and being doomed to repeat it.

    Let me see.....


    NK promised to stop building Nukes if we gave them food and money. We gave them food and money and they used the food to feed the scientists and the money to pay for their Nuclear program. Now it appears they have Nukes, and all because our State Dept. is stupid enough to believe anybody that signs a piece of paper.

    This was the main reason I could never vote for Kerry, his proposed return to the State Dept. mentality that works toward governmental stability rather than for human rights even against all logic and reason. The same mentality that brought 9/11 onto us...
     
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    You know. if the Iranian government really wants nukes they should be careful. we might give them one. Of course they will have a hard time using it when its already killed them.
     

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