Iran Ready to Deal on Its Nuclear Program, Top Negotiator Says

Introduction — Sept 16, 2013

Although Ali Akbar Salehi has signalled a new willingness to cooperate over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, we suspect that Tehran’s chief negotiator will be disappointed by the West’s response.
Far from welcoming these latest overtures, Iran’s newly-appointed nuclear negotiator can expect little more than cold formality in return. For despite the talks and negotiations the West really wants regime change in Damascus and ultimately Tehran too.
Nothing less will do for Western politician’s Illuminati overlords.
The West has indeed been working toward this end ever since the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan.
The apparent concern over Iran’s nuclear program is simply a ruse to facilitate this process. Just as Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons recently was an attempt to open the way for direct Western military intervention in that conflict.
That has been stalled at least for now, after Russia signalled its readiness to intervene militarily, but it doesn’t alter the fact that a similar ploy was used over a decade ago in Iraq.
Then the pretext for the U.S. led invasion was Saddam’s alleged Weapons of Mass Destruction. As it turned out there never were any but by the time that had been established and confirmed as a fact the armed occupation of Iraq was already a fait accompli.
Meaning the threat of Saddam’s WMD — essentially an illusion created by Western politicians and a compliant media — worked perfectly.
So a similar ruse is now being played out in regard to Syria and Iran.
All of which begs the question: are Iran’s nuclear negotiators really so naive that they can ignore these lessons from the recent past? Do they really have any faith in the West’s sincerity in nuclear negotiations?
Or are they simply playing for time while Iran builds up its defences in anticipation of what it sees as an inevitable U.S.-Israeli-Western attack?

Iran Ready to Deal on Its Nuclear Program, Top Negotiator Says

Jonathan Tirone — Business Week Sept 16, 2013

Iran’s top negotiators are ready to work toward a breakthrough to ease tensions surrounding the Persian Gulf nation’s nuclear ambitions, said Ali Akbar Salehi, the official in charge of the country’s disputed atomic work.

“The president, the foreign minister and myself are a group that is a like-minded group,” Salehi, the nation’s ex-foreign minister appointed by President Hassan Rohani to lead Iran’s atomic work, said at a meeting today in Vienna. We “will facilitate the resolution of this issue if the other side is willing.”

Diplomats from the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 159-member nations are meeting this week in Vienna. While Iran, in its 11th year of a United Nations nuclear program probe, reiterated it won’t give up its right to enrich uranium, the country is prepared to step-up cooperation with monitors. The U.S. and its allies accuse Iran of secretly seeking to develop nuclear weapons. Iran denies this and says its nuclear work is for peaceful purposes.

“The world has been suffering from numerous crises that have impacted the international community,” Salehi said. “It is incumbent on all of us to do our best to mitigate and alleviate as many of these crisis as possible.”

Iran has backed a Russian-initiative to remove chemical weapons stockpiles owned by regional ally Syria. The plan, which has won U.S. support, shouldn’t be interpreted by Iran to mean that the U.S. won’t take military action over its nuclear work, President Barack Obama said in an ABC News interview that aired yesterday.

‘Larger Issue’

“I think what the Iranians understand is that the nuclear issue is a far larger issue for us than the chemical weapons issue,” he said. Iran “shouldn’t draw a lesson” from Syria.

Today’s Iranian remarks to the IAEA marked a change in tone from those delivered at the last general conference when then Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was still in power. Iran then accused agency inspectors of facilitating sabotage against atomic facilities.

Iran is ready “for a more constructive” IAEA relationship, said Salehi, adding that his country wants the body to take a more active role in stopping cyber-attacks against nuclear facilities. UN nuclear inspectors meet with their Iranian counterparts Sept. 27 in Vienna for negotiations over wider access to suspected Iranian nuclear facilities.

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