The Iranian nuclear disarmament summit came to an end today, with a call from Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki for a global nuclear disarmament and a call for all nations to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). He also put forth the prospect of a new diplomatic push.
According to Mottaki Iran will soon hold direct talks with 14 of the 15 members of the UN Security Council, and indirect talks wth the United States. All the talks will be aimed at one thing, finalizing the stalled third-party enrichment deal.
Originally proposed by Iranian President Ahmadinejad in September, the third party enrichment deal would allow Iran to continue its operation of the Tehran Research Reactor in producing medical isotopes without having to continue its efforts to produce 20 percent enriched uranium, something the US and other nations have objected to.
The deal was negotiated in October, ending with a “draft” agreement. Iran has sought revisions to the initial draft and further talks on the matter, but to this point had been refused. The US has demanded that Iran accept the draft exactly as written, and has said their refusal to do so proves the need for further sanctions, something they have been pressing at the UN Security Council for months.
Exactly how much this discussion will accomplish is unclear, but with China firmly on the side of more talks this second chance for diplomacy will at the very least have some serious support.
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It is the United States and Israel that cannot be trusted on this, with the United States Government acting as a client state of Israel willing to attack Iran and set off catastrophic consequences for The United States and the rest of the world because of the pressure from Israelis and American Jews, and the wacko Christian Fundamentalists hoping this is the end of days and the time for Jesus to return. It is up to the rest of the world to isolate israel and The United States if this madness is to be avoided.
Oh course the USA will negotiate. To them that means we will talk to you, tell you how we want you to act and damn you if you have different ideas. The George Bush approach to negotiation is listen to us and do it our way. For the USA to change their mind during negotiations is a sign of weakness. Bull!
Compare the conference in Bolivia–the handwriting is on the wall.
For the US military and foreign policy elites, diplomacy is the prelude to war by other means.
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