The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) three day negotiations with the Iranian government were “constructive,” according to Iranian news media.
“The negotiations between the two sides were held in a positive and constructive atmosphere,” an IAEA official was reported as saying. The two sides agreed to hold additional talks in the future.
The IAEA inspectors met with Iranian officials to discuss the alleged military dimension to Iran’s nuclear program. Some reports claimed that the IAEA team was granted permission to inspect all of Iran’s nuclear sites, even though that was not the purpose of the visit.
Still, U.S. and Israeli officials continue to discuss the potential for a preemptive military strike on Iran. The head of Israel’s intelligence service secretly visited Washington last week to discuss Iran’s nuclear program, and Senator Dianne Feinstein referred to that visit during a committee hearing on Tuesday in the context of a question about the likelihood of possible pre-emptive military action by Israel against Iran’s nuclear sites.
Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday reiterated that “no option should be excluded against the program of Iran, which seeks to acquire weapons of mass destruction.”
Iran denies any intention to build nuclear weapons and there is yet no evidence of any nuclear weapons program. All 16 U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in 2007, and again in 2011, that there is no military dimension to Iran’s nuclear program. And despite the hyperbolic reporting on it, the latest report from the IAEA said, “the Agency continues to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material.”
As Adm. Dennis Blair, Obama’s former director of national intelligence, told Congress in March 2009, “We judge in fall 2003 Tehran halted its nuclear weapons design and weaponization activities” but that Tehran “is keeping open the option to develop them.” This is likely a deterrence strategy, as opposed to a desire to actually attain nuclear weapons, which would gain Iran even more international condemnation.
The talks between IAEA officials and Iran will determine whether the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany) can resume negotiations with Iran. But an unprecedented U.S.-led sanctions regime, a covert war, and continuous U.S.-Israeli threats may win out over diplomacy.
11 thoughts on “Iran-IAEA Talks ‘Constructive,’ as US-Israel Keep Aggressive Postures”
It is high time the real world , instead of the bankster run, self proclaimed 'International Community'…loudly condemns the belicosity and outright lies of a handful of zionist infested governments.
Give the Iranian dog a bad name and hang him! I guess Uncle Sam only bullies whom it can. Does the USA have the balls to stand up to its Zionist master in Tel Aviv? Aligning with the only terrorist state in the Middle East, the Obama must continue to back Nutty's expansionism and covert nuclear arsenal while threatening an NPT signatory over patently unfounded nuclear ambitions. Will the "leaders" of the USA (Unswerving Slaves) ever regain sovereignty and find its own national interests? Not likely, while its leaders look in the mirror and see nothing but Zionist shekels.
What the hell can Iran do? It can't prove a negative – no-one can offer proof that something isn't happening.
On the absence of proof that Iran has nuclear weaponisation intentions, the presumption must be that they have none of those intentions.
Just what hold does Israel have over America, that America, and its politicians must do Israels' bidding?
As they say : Where there's smoke, there's fire, but the fire's in Israel not Iran.
Let´s get this straight: On the one hand, an attack by the US or Israel against Iran would not be a pre-emptive strike at all – it would be an illegal and immoral act of war, a war crime. On the other hand, an attack by Iran against either the US or Israel would be a pre-emptive attack, because both countries have been aggressively threatening attacks for years.
Shimon Peres is a warmonger who chose Netanyahu to head up the government when Livni received the most votes in that election that led to the radical Netanyahu heading up the government. Peres is no different in that he does not want a Palestinian State based on the 1967 borders, and continually fearmongers against Iran, just like he did against Iraq.
I think that the people pushing for war are the shareholders of Lockheed, whoever they are.
At what point will Russia and China decide that it's not in their
best interests to see Israel's nuclear capabilities on par with
the Superpowers ?
Why why why is Israel, a nonmemeber and non NPT signatory but with 300 nukes and a belligerent record, allowed to have ANY input into the IAEA?
The IAEA argument is only a pretext to attack Iran. They will attack that country regardless, even if it could be proven that it has no nuclear weapons ambitions. What use is the possession of a nuclear weapon to her anyway ? (Look at the ME map). They won't be able to use it. The same as Iraq, it is their vast oil reserves which is the prize. Besides it's the US/Israel simbiosis that has a long record of aggression and killing millions of innocent people all over the world, starting with Hiroshima, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Iraq, Lybia and of course Palestine.
Isn't it time we inspected Israel's stockpile of nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction?
And if they refuse, it's time we isolated that rogue state via sanctions and UN expulsion.
This is what would happen in a world uncorrupted by Zionists.
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