Iran claims ready to negotiate, but nuclear discussions ‘off limits’ so why bother?

September 7, 2009

(ChattahBox) — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has flapped his gums again to the world but basically said nothing new.  Speaking at a news conference Monday, the hard-line leader has said the Islamic Republic was ready to “begin constructive engagement” with world powers over a number of international issues, but ruled out negotiations on Iran’s “undeniable” nuclear rights. Iran insists it has a right to enrich uranium to make nuclear fuel as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and vehemently denies seeking a bomb. Common sense says otherwise.

President Barack Obama and western allies believe Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, and have given Tehran until the end of September to accept an offer of nuclear talks. If not, Iran hopefully will face harsher punitive sanctions by the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (the United States, Russia, China, France and Britain) plus Germany.  Late last week Iranian envoy Ali Asghar Soltanieh sent an 8 page letter to Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, whose 35-nation board will take a hard new look at Iran’s nuclear program next week, denouncing Washington’s allegations against the Islamic Republic as “fabricated, baseless and false.” The letter does not specify what documents Iran is alleging were forged.


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