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  • Iran's IAEA Retaliation

    Iran’s dictatorship claimed yesterday that it was provoked to announce the expansion of its nuclear program by a resolution passed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last week that censured Iran for failing to comply with U.N. Security Council resolutions on the nuclear issue. Iranian Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi, who also supervises Iran’s nuclear program, said that Iran’s decision to build ten more uranium enrichment plants was in retaliation for the IAEA resolution demanding a halt in Iranian enrichment activities.

    German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle warned that the world’s patience was not endless: “It is clear that if Iran rejects the outstretched hand of the international community, it must expect further sanctions.” French officials were less diplomatic. French Foreign Minister called Iran’s reaction “a bit childish” while French Defense Minister Herve Morin concluded that: “It’s clear for weeks that the extended hand of Barack Obama and the extended hand of the international community, in an approach of transparency…are not working.” Meanwhile, there is no sign that the White House recognizes this reality.

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    3 Responses to Iran's IAEA Retaliation

    1. David Botizan says:

      Please excuse my ineptness with regard to the blog. I did not finish my thought. Having withdrawn our troops form Aphganistan the U.S. along with Isreal should launch an immediate terminal attack on the nuclear facilities in Iran. Having accomplished that overdue mission we the (U.S.) should announce to the world that we will no longer suffer the ignorance and audacity of third world nations trying to dictate the direction of "Our" world. The world of which I speak is the world that we should have taken total control of after WWII.

    2. David Botizan says:

      If the U.S. fails to understand their responsibility some other nation, in the very near future, will usurp our obvious earned stewardship of the civilized world. The result will be Armageddon.

    3. Freedom of Speech, T says:

      Dear David,

      If the countries of the United Nations understood their responsibility and acted on it – none of this ___ with Iran would be happening.

      It is not the U.S. We would not want to be perceived as "going unilateral" would we?

      The truth is most of the rest of the world is greedy and/or cowards. There are a few exceptions.

      So poor Israel will probably do it and then face world condemnation when the rest of the world enabled this madness to happen since 1979!

      U.S. responsibility – yeah, right.

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