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Posted: 9/16/2005 2:45:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2005 2:46:00 AM EDT by ChrisLe]
Just what we needed.................

TEHRAN: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that Iran was ready to share its nuclear technology with Islamic countries.

“The Islamic Republic never seeks weapons of mass destruction and with respect to the needs of Islamic countries, we are ready to transfer nuclear know-how to these countries,” the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) quoted Ahmadinejad as saying. The remarks were made during a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly summit in New York, IRNA said. Turkey plans to generate about five percent of its energy demand by 2012 from nuclear power through construction of reactors with 4,500 megawatt (MW) capacity.

The comments were likely to heighten western concerns about Tehran’s nuclear programme just ahead of a key meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) this month, which could refer Iran to the UN Security Council for punitive action.

Reacting to the comments, a British Foreign Office spokesman said it was not clear what Ahamdinejad’s offer to Islamic countries involved. “In any case, this is not the pressing question,” he said. “The issue is the lack of confidence in Iran’s nuclear programme as a result of two decades of non-disclosures and concealment.” Washington and its allies claim that Iran has failed to provide full and timely information about its nuclear programme, and are alarmed. reuters
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 2:48:51 AM EDT
We should probably offer Iran more nuclear technology. Send it via "Air Mail"

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 2:54:53 AM EDT
And we thought the "Cold-War" was fun

Yo EUROPE...tick-tick-tick-tick...

"I'm on a mission [Jihad] from God and I have a nuke[Or ten]...." GREEEAAAT

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:01:30 AM EDT
Well, we just happen to have a veteran armored division or two right next door in Iraq...

The Cindy Sheahans of the world aren't going to like what's coming.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:07:47 AM EDT
It seems like they are TRYING to start something. building nukes is one thing, but publicly stating you are going to distribute them BEFORE you have them as a deterrent, is tactically unsound and provactaive. Why do it? Are they willing to "take one for the team" in order to provoke the war that will end Isreal?
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:11:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GLOCKshooter:
It seems like they are TRYING to start something.

Its the nature of their abomination of a religion....They know not how to live in peace..They never have, and never will be able to do so......
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:18:28 AM EDT
Well, if you ask me, this sounds like a prescription for war.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:29:59 AM EDT
And this is our govt.'s response....

We might as well face it that Iran is going to get nukes.

Bush gives Iran-EU nuclear talks new life -- Iran

By Alireza Ronaghi
Friday, September 16, 2005; 6:44 AM


TEHRAN (Reuters) - Comments by U.S. President George W. Bush underlining Iran's right to a nuclear energy programme have given fresh impetus to Tehran's talks with the European Union, a senior Iranian official said on Friday.

Two years of discussions between Tehran and the EU trio of Britain, Germany and France broke down last month after Iran rejected an EU proposal to resolve the nuclear issue and broke U.N. seals at a uranium conversion plant.

Washington and its allies had wanted Iran's case escalated to the U.N. Security Council by the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) board of governors which meets on Monday. But Western officials have acknowledged in recent days that they may lack international support for such a move.

Iranian officials, including President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, met the foreign ministers of the EU trio on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday.

"After the talks with the Europeans they know now that we haven't been planning to defeat Europe ... I think the talks (with the EU trio) will be resumed," said Ali Aghamohammadi, spokesman for Iran's Supreme National Security Council.

Speaking to Reuters in Tehran, Aghamohammadi highlighted Bush's comments this week in which he acknowledged Iran's right to develop nuclear technology for power generation and suggested Washington would be happy for Iran to import nuclear fuel to feed atomic reactors.

"Bush's speech has provided the Europeans with the space they needed to continue talks with Iran," he said. "Bush's speech was an obvious retreat from his past stances, thus paving the way for further negotiations."


Ahmadinejad has promised to deliver his own proposal on resolving the nuclear standoff with the West during a speech to the U.N. on Saturday.

The Financial Times reported on Friday that the proposal would contain a compromise deal which would see countries including Russia and China co-operating in its nuclear programme to ensure it is not used to make weapons.

"Iran will suggest international co-operation for uranium enrichment," the paper quoted a senior official as saying.

"(It will) invite Europe, Russia, China and South Africa to joint ventures in which Iran keeps its nuclear fuel cycle while the international community can make sure there is no diversion."

Aghamohammadi declined to discuss the contents of Ahmadinejad's proposal but noted that Iran had previously invited other countries to participate in its nuclear programme to ensure that it remained peaceful.

"Bearing in mind the whole situation I believe his offer will be considerable and they (the West) will not be able to just ignore it."

But chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani, speaking to Iranian state radio from New York, made it clear that Iran was not prepared to give up what it considers its right to develop a full nuclear cycle, including uranium enrichment.

"Iran has always welcomed talks with the three European countries and other countries about confidence building, however the talks should not to turn confidence building into a tool to deprive Iran of its right to nuclear technology," he said.

"We hope that Europe's attitude in the IAEA and the next meeting of the board of governors leads to solving problems by negotiation."
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:34:29 AM EDT
When do we go in? I'm ready.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:34:41 AM EDT
Bush backs Iran's right to nuclear power

Tue Sep 13, 6:14 PM ET


President George W. Bush endorsed Iran's right to civilian nuclear energy on Tuesday as efforts to deny Tehran atomic weapons gathered pace ahead of a key U.N. speech by Iran's new president and a meeting next week of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency.

The intense Iran-focused diplomacy by the United States and Europe is a subtext of this week's United Nations summit.

Diplomats say Wednesday's scheduled speech by Iran's new president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, his first on the international stage since his election in June, could have a significant impact on how those efforts unfold.

"Some of us are wondering why they need civilian nuclear power anyway. They're awash with hydrocarbons," Bush told a news conference in Washington before flying to New York for the summit.

"Nevertheless, it's a right of a government to want to have a civilian nuclear program," he said.

Bush said this right could be supported only if Iran and other governments did not gain expertise or materials to build an atomic weapon, including the ability to enrich uranium.

"This is a subject of grave concern, and it's something that we're spending a lot of time on in this administration," Bush said

For more than two years, the U.S. administration has accused Iran of pursuing nuclear weapons under the guise of a peaceful nuclear energy program and sought to refer the case to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions.

Tehran insists its nuclear ambitions are peaceful and says it has every right to pursue atomic power as an energy source.


The administration explicitly accepted in August that Iran can develop civilian nuclear power when it endorsed a proposal by three key European Union nations -- Britain, France and Germany -- to allow Tehran to do so if it gives up fuel work.

That reflected a gradual shift in U.S. policy because Washington believes the EU offer has enough safeguards to prevent Tehran from diverting its civilian work into making nuclear bombs.

But Bush's comments elevate the U.S. commitment before the issue comes to a head at a September 19 meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors.

Many developing countries are persuaded by Iran's argument that the United States and other nuclear states should not be permitted to deny them access to civilian nuclear energy, U.S. officials say.

Iran's new government has worked feverishly to persuade IAEA members to oppose a U.N. referral and U.S. and European officials acknowledged the outlook for referral is not good.

"There is a distinct atmosphere of cold feet," one European diplomat involved in the nuclear issue said.

The IAEA meeting could forgo any voting and end inconclusively by deferring a decision, U.S. and European diplomats said.

U.S. officials still hope to win China's support for a U.N. referral but Russian backing is unlikely. Bush said he would be "speaking candidly about Iran" with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Vladimir Putin while all are in New York.

U.S. congressmen have warned India that a sweeping new nuclear agreement with the United States could be at risk if New Delhi does not side with Washington on Iran.

In an effort to rally at least 18 votes, a majority of the IAEA board, the United States is still working to secure support from South Korea, South Africa, Brazil and Mexico, a U.S. official said.

Some experts have suggested that instead of a U.N. referral, the IAEA board could be asked to take action itself by denying Iran IAEA technical assistance. However, U.S. and European diplomats said that seemed unlikely at this point.

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Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:35:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2005 3:51:36 AM EDT by -brass-]
<-- Removed - No talk of genocide or wholesale slaughter of religious groups. --> -- brass
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:37:43 AM EDT
And with that comment, IBTL. LOL.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:38:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:42:43 AM EDT
In before the nuke
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:57:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Rodent:
Well, we just happen to have a veteran armored division or two right next door in Iraq...

The Cindy Sheahans of the world aren't going to like what's coming.

I hear you, and hopefully death to all martyrs will come quick, when they stand, hands joined, at the Iranian border in protest.

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 4:14:17 AM EDT
I'm more worried with the widespread knowledge that the technology will be easily leaked or the material to run the thing won't be well secured as it is in the US. I'd be all about it if it weren't for those things.

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 4:16:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 4:57:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wave:
Islam will not stop until they dominate the world. That is the nature of that religion folks.

Time to order more ammo...

Thank you brother, my sentiments exactly...Now where can I get some XM193!!
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