Alhough the actual participants indicate that the IAEA inspectors’ three-day visit to Iran was friendly, Western diplomats are using it another opportunity to loudly condemn the Iranian government, accusing it of stonewalling.
At issue was one of the inspectors broaching the subject of a future visit to the Parchin Complex after Iran made it clear it would allow them unlimited access to any nuclear site in the country. The problem is that Parchin is not a nuclear site but rather a conventional missile site, and Iran apparently did not give a formal answer to the proposal by the time the inspectors left.
Notably, despite great emphasis on the importance of the visit, the IAEA inspectors did not actually visit any sites while in Iran. Instead, they appear to have limited the visit entirely to talks with officials.
Under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Iran is under no obligation to allow IAEA inspectors to access random military bases, but the nation did permit a “limited access” visit in 2005, which affirmed that no nuclear material was present in Parchin.
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This is getting more obnoxious than Nazi Germany relentlessly insulting Czechoslovakia. Before taking over.
FOR THE WILLING AND THE PRINCIPLED SOLUTION TO IRAN’S NUCLEAR IMPASSE IS SIMPLE:
1-US and Russia create an international bank for Low Enriched Uranium (LEU).
2- Iran is allowed to produce as much LEU as it desires on the condition that it sells its stock of LEU in excess of one ton to the LEU-bank.
3- Iran is guaranteed unlimited purchase of LEU fuel-rods for its nuclear power stations and research reactors.
The above formula should satisfy both the West and Iran:
Iran will continue its pursuit of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes unhindered; and at no point in time will have enough LEU to enrich further to build a bomb.
Regime change is the intent. No matter what Saddam Hussein does, he will not satisfy the West.
Give the West an inch and they will demand a mile! Whatever Iran does will never be enough for the West
Jason, as a senior representative on Antiwar- shouldn't you be looking at these "reports" for what they really are? Instead of your headline, the headline should have read "Reuters pushes anti-Iranian Spin on Iran Visit", or even more, "Reuters Works To Start War With Iran". I mean, look at that article: do "Western Diplomats" include Israelis, I wonder? And all anonymous? Whose "Western Envoy" are we talking about? What's to prevent journalists from just plain making things up?
This article is unsourced, speculative, and ridiculously slanted. Somebody is trying to start a war. Isn't that pretty obvious?
Good Ole Reuters…and I thought the AP was bad about "unnamed sources" but Herr Fredrik Dahl (and his editors Michael Roddy and Andrew Heavens) take the cake for incendiary statements without a name to tag it on. The whole issue revolved around the Iranians allowing a visit by the IAEA inspectors, at a later date, to Parchin, which as Jason points out is a designated non-nuclear site to which access is not required by treaty. Of course Herr Dahl neglected, for want of space, no doubt, to mention that – of course that would have changed the blatant message Herr Dahl (and his edotirs) was pushing.
How often do these IAEA inspectors report to the CIA and/or Mossad?
Fuck the UN [diplomats]. They're nothing but west's spies. These motherfuckers are supposed to inspect nuclear sites, not missile site!!!!! They can suck Iran's ass.
Articles like this one may be read by two different groups. One group is savvy and knows what's happening, and hence recognizes the article for what it is and can see the spin behind it. The other groups contains the ignorants for whom the article is intended. Unfortunately, these sheeple comprise the majority, and it isa given by journalists that they are stupid. So I say fuck those jpournalists and their ignorant readers.
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