Speaking in the wake of today’s Geneva talks, President Barack Obama publicly endorsed yesterday’s Iranian proposal to export uranium for third-party enrichment abroad for use in its US-built Tehran reactor, saying it was a good step in showing Iran wanted nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
At the same time, the president once again brought out the demonstably false claim that he had uncovered a “covert” Iranian nuclear facility in Qom. In fact the administration moved to “reveal” the facility last week only to learn that Iran had already declared the facility to the IAEA.
But Obama appeared considerably more optimistic about the talks than Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and he reiterated that Iran has every right to a civilian nuclear program.
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The entire IAEA regime is a fraud designed to keep the weak, and the strong….and allow a few "friends"
to evade the process altogether…..E. G. Israel & India….. Those that posses nuclear weapons are to draw down and disarm…… It's all peculiar grortesque theater to distract the many and reinforce the power of the few….. With the "new" American preemptive doctrine, all countries with any wealth at all or merely balanced books will need to have some type of WMD deterrent to the always invading America.
Maybe you should learn what the IAEA is all about before you post. It is not a "regime". It is an "agency" handing nuclear tech to nations that signed on to the NPT. The counterpart being that the IAEA can inspect that nations facilities to verify that nothing is used for military purpose. Israel and India didn't sign on to the NPT, so no IAEA inspections. It's that simple.
But that announcement had a single purpose that was nothing to do with Iran and nuclear power. It was to distract attention from the Goldstone Report.
Apparently Obama has stopped saying that Iran has a nuclear weapons program, which if true is a major change for him.
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