- The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation - http://blog.heritage.org -
Iran Balks at the Nuclear Talks
Posted By James Phillips On May 28, 2012 @ 3:27 pm In American Leadership,Featured | 5 Comments
Iran once again has refuted optimistic predictions that meaningful progress would be made on the core issues at stake in the on-again, off-again nuclear negotiations. In two days of talks in Baghdad, Tehran rejected  the Western proposal for resolving the nuclear impasse and agreed only to continue the talks in Moscow on June 18–19.
After raising expectations earlier this week by reaching an “agreement in principle” with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to increase cooperation with investigators monitoring Iran’s suspect nuclear activities, Iran once again  executed its “slip and slide” strategy. An “agreement in principle” means little to a regime that has no principles except those that keep it firmly in power.
The Associated Press  issued a bombshell account of an IAEA report revealing that Iran has escalated the level of uranium enrichment to 27 percent, significantly above the 20 percent level that it claims to need for its research reactor.
This is one more confirmation, if any was needed, that Tehran is pushing full speed ahead on its nuclear weapons program while paying lip service to the charade of diplomatic negotiations.
Article printed from The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation: http://blog.heritage.org
URL to article: http://blog.heritage.org/2012/05/28/iran-balks-at-the-nuclear-talks/
URLs in this post:
 Tehran rejected: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/iran-nuclear-talks-continue-on-second-day/2012/05/24/gJQAQkkVmU_print.html
 once again: http://blog.heritage.org/2012/05/17/iran-and-iaea-slip-and-slide/
 Associated Press: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/IRAN_NUCLEAR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-05-24-13-07-54
 Iran Nuclear Talks: U.S. Should Stand Firm: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/05/iran-nuclear-talks-us-should-stand-firm
Copyright © 2011 The Heritage Foundation. All rights reserved.