Friday, 25 May 2012

Iran rejects Israeli demands at Baghdad meeting

As I expected, the second round of two-day meeting between P5+1 and Iran ended on Thursday without recognition of Iran’s rights to pursue its civilian nuclear program as a NPT signatory. The P5+1 counter offer was no different than what Netanyahu and Barak have been telling the world nuclear powers and IAEA – that Iran must stop its enrichment program immediately and transfer its 20% enriched nuclear material to a third country acceptable to the US and Israel.

The western powers and the Zionist regime know that no Iranian government will dare to agree with such demand and US-Israel will have a permanent excuse to keep threatening Iran with pre-emptive war.

Iranian media has claimed that the P5+1 is not sincere in settling its dispute with Iran based on justice and fairplay. Several newspapers have advised Iranian government not to waste its time in continuing negotiations after Baghdad meeting as there is “very low” chances of a copromise because P5+1 keeps dishing Israeli demands.

“This is what we were afraid of,” says the Iranian diplomat. “No one is going to accept these things this way. The 20 percent and shutting down Fordow, in return for nothing? Nothing?”
The US-Israel charade about Iran’s nuclear program has in fact glued Iranian against foreign interference in country’s internal policy. A 2010 survey conducted by the Zioncon think tank RAND found that 87 percent of Iranians support the civilian nuclear program, with 97 percent calling it a “national right.”

After the stand-off at Baghdad meeting, P5+1 chief negotiator, Catherine Ashton, told reporters that her group will be meeting Iranian negotiators in Moscow on June 18-19.

How sincere is US Zionist-dominated administration in settling its nuclear problem with the Islamic Republic? Well, on May 16, Washington’s Jewish ambassador in Tel Aviv, Dan shapiro, told Israeli officials in a close meeting that the ongoing P5+1 and Iran meeting doesn’t mean “the US would not use the military option against Iran“. Washington which pulls the P5+1 strings – is known as a spoiler in the P5+1 talks with Iran.

Iran’s chief negotiator, Saeed Jalili, still seems to be optimist about the third round of talks in Moscow.
Iran has always emphasized that the (dual-track) strategy of pressure-and-talks has ended and the strategy of talks-and-cooperation should be pursued. During the Istanbul talks, the Group 5+1 showed interest in this strategy and lengthy discussions were conducted in this ground during these two days and we hope that this strategy will be strengthened day by day,” Jalili told reporters on Thursday.

I hate to repeat myself. Iran’s nuclear program has never been a problem for the West. That’s just a pretext and cover to bring a pro-Israel regime change in Tehran – as was done in Iraq, Libya and Sudan in the past. Now the same lies are being spread against independent regimes in Tehran and Damascus. So, what’s the point in discussing “a common ground” if the pro-Israel western powers have no intention or desire to compromise but in fact specifically want “not to compromise“. There are just too many fundamental, structural problems to these talks which haven’t been overcome, namely, that the USrael has still basically not given up the plan to bring regime-change in Tehran.
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