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Clinton Iran does not want peace deal

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on January 11, 2011

Israel Ambassador to US Sees Critical Period Ahead for Iran Plan

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 15, 2010

Hillary Clinton is going crazy

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 10, 2010

It has long been clear that Iran’s domestic political power struggle impedes prospects for any diplomatic breakthrough on the nuclear standoff — just a year ago, a confidence-building fuel swap agreed between Western and Iranian negotiators in Vienna was shot down in Tehran by conservative and reformist rivals to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. But U.S. domestic politics too may be coming into play to restrain President Barack Obama from embracing a deal reportedly being discussed with the Iranians by European negotiators.

After Saeed Jalili met in Geneva with E.U. foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, a group of prominent U.S. Senators — including John Kyl, Joe Lieberman, Kirsten Gillebrand and John McCain — wrote to President Obama urging him to reject any proposal under which Iran would maintain a uranium-enrichment capability. “It is critical that the United States and our partners make clear that, given the government of Iran’s patterns of deception and noncooperation, its government cannot be permitted to maintain any enrichment or reprocessing activities on its territory for the foreseeable future,” the Senators wrote. “We would strongly oppose any proposal for diplomatic endgame in which Iran is permitted to continue these activities in any form.”

The Senators’ letter followed a statement made by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the previous week that seemed to indicate a change in the U.S. negotiating position. She suggested that a diplomatic solution would include Iran exercising its right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes, once it had “restored the confidence of the international community” that its program had no military objective. “They can enrich uranium at some future date once they have demonstrated that they can do so in a responsible manner in accordance with international obligations,” she told a BBC interviewer.

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Mottaki turned away when Clinton called him

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 4, 2010

The U.S. secretary of state had a rare chance to interact with Iran’s foreign minister at a Bahrain security conference, which Clinton used to deliver a message to Tehran on the need to engage with the international community over its nuclear program at next week’s talks in Geneva.

But while Clinton’s keynote speech from the podium directly addressed the Iranian team led by Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, her attempt at a more personal diplomacy with Mottaki fell distinctly flat.

“I got up to leave and he was sitting a couple of seats down from me and shaking people’s hands and he saw me and he stopped and began to turn away,” Clinton told reporters on her plane returning to Washington on Saturday.

“I said ‘Hello, minister.’ He just turned away.”

Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi made the allegation two days before Iran is due to resume talks with world powers seeking to resolve a long-running row over Tehran’s atomic work.

“The IAEA has been sending spies working for foreign intelligence organizations among its inspectors, and it should be held responsible,” Moslehi was quoted as saying by state broadcaster IRIB.

He was referring to IAEA inspectors who visit Iran regularly to monitor its atomic activities. The IAEA had no immediate comment on the allegation.

Moslehi repeated allegations that the intelligence services of Britain, the United States and Israel were behind the murder of an Iranian nuclear scientist this week.

Those who are waiting for a breakthrough in Geneva Talks are delusional.

Wikileaks Shows – Arabs Want Iran Bombed

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on November 29, 2010

This is a revelation and destroys many myths.

Clinton lost the nuclear codes as President

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on October 24, 2010

Bill Clinton was so distracted by the Monica Lewinsky scandal that he lost a card containing launch codes for America’s nuclear arsenal. Gen. Hugh Shelton, who commanded the U.S. military during the Clinton administration, has revealed that the president lost the crucial codes needed in order to launch a nuclear attack.

Secretary Clinton and Secretary Geithner Announce Exec. Order Focusing On Iran

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on September 30, 2010

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.S.Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner announce new sanctions against Iran for abusing Human Rights aimed at 8 officials and members of the Revolutionary Guard.

Bill Clinton: Iran Poses ‘Suitcase Nuke’ Threat

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on June 29, 2010

The key nuclear threat that Iran poses to the world, according to former President Bill Clinton, is the risk that it may sell dangerous materials that could be used in suitcase bombs. That’s what Clinton said Sunday at the Global Economic Forum in South Africa.

UN to vote on new sanctions against Iran

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on June 9, 2010

UN to vote on new sanctions against Iran – CCTV 100609

The Turkish Game

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on April 20, 2010

Nuclear sharing is a concept in NATO’s policy of nuclear deterrence, which involves member countries without nuclear weapons of their own in the planning for the use of nuclear weapons by NATO, and in particular provides for the armed forces of these countries to be involved in delivering these weapons in the event of their use.

As part of nuclear sharing, the participating countries carry out consultations and take common decisions on nuclear weapons policy, maintain technical equipment required for the use of nuclear weapons (including warplanes capable of delivering them), and store nuclear weapons on their territory.

The United States has provided weapons for nuclear sharing, as of 2009 Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey are still hosting U.S. nuclear weapons as part of NATO’s nuclear sharing policy.

There are thought to be around 250 tactical nuclear weapons in Europe, installed during the Cold War period, and most of them are stockpiled at U.S. bases in Italy and Turkey.

Turkey has quietly held NATO tactical nuclear weapons since the Cold War. Removing them will be a critical step towards a safer world. But it won’t be easy.

Removing tactical nuclear weapons from Turkey will be difficult, but not impossible. In order to move towards a world free of nuclear weapons, U.S. policy makers have to start thinking about how things are connected. Countries like Turkey rely on nuclear weapons for political and security reasons while Turkey’s prime minister says the world is turning a blind eye to Israel’s nuclear program.

Turkey’s role in the nuclear black market has been well documented, though poorly reported in the US. Turkey acted (and may continue to act) as both a manufacturing base for nuclear hardware, as well as a trans-shipment point for goods on their way to the end-customers such as Libya, Iran and Pakistan.

In 2000, Bill Clinton signed an order to allow Turkey access to US nuclear technology, but this order was blocked because, according to President Bush, certain Turkish entities were actively engaged in “certain activities directly relating to nuclear proliferation.”

According to IAEA investigators, the nuclear hardware supplied by Turkey to the AQ Khan ring – including 7000 centrifuge motors – “could be used in manufacturing enough enriched uranium to produce 7 nuclear weapons a year.”

In fact, the entire deal to supply Libya with a nuclear weapons program began in Turkey with a meeting in 1997 involving AQ Khan, his Chief Operating Officer BSA Tahir, and Libyan representatives.

In 2006, Mustafa Kibaroglu, a nuclear proliferation expert in Turkey told the Washington Post:

“I’m not supporting Turkey’s nuclear energy program anymore because I’m not clear about what the real intention is. Let’s put it that way.”