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Obama softens on nuclear Iran

Posted by seumasach on September 18, 2013

I have no means to confirm these Debka claims, but I must agree that this kind of diplomacy is consistent with that followed by Obama with Russia over Syria. In any case, I expect Obama to move quickly to resolve the Iran stand-off and move onto the Palestinian issue.

Keep components, just promise not to weaponise them


18th September, 2013

The moderate mien of Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani has had its intended effect – even before nuclear dialogue began. President Barack Obama had only one demand of Tehran:  “Iran would have to demonstrate its own seriousness by agreement not to weaponise nuclear power,” he said Wednesday, Sept. 18. He thus took at his word Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who declared the day before: “We are against nuclear weapons. And when we say no one should have nuclear weapons, we definitely do not pursue it ourselves either.”

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