Iran accepts nuclear deal

Ahmadinejad says uranium can be enriched abroad

BBC: Iran's president has said it is ready to send its enriched uranium abroad for further enrichment under a deal to ease concerns about its nuclear programme. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told state TV that Iran would have "no problem" if most of its stock was held for several months before being returned as fuel rods. Correspondents say that such a decision would be a major shift in Tehran's position. The US said that if this was a new offer, it was "prepared to listen" >>>



This will expose the hands of the west

by Q on

What the excuse now?

Is it that all along they have been playing games just to try to continue the 30-year policy of not giving Iran what it is entitled to under the NPT?

For that alone, it is a good move, whatever the cause of it.

Watch for Neocon and Israeli talking points of how this (i.e. EXACTLY the same thing they demanded for months) is suddenly not good enough.


" It's the economy ,Stupid !" Wm. Jefferson Clinton

by bushtheliberator on

 Could this be a serious offer, and a change in direction ?

 Economic discontent may be a greater threat to the IRI than the Green Movement.A deal linked to the avoidance,and removal of sanctions would be a help to Iran's economy, and Bozo's survival.




They are afraid of 22 Bahman! They cannot fight in & outside

by obama on

at the same time. They want to get the west off their back for now when they are busy with the greens. Then, they find an excuse not to honor any contract.

As for the west, they are definitely taking advantage of the situation and us  as well. IRI is a good match for them. Great satan and little satan face off! None cares about the real people, only their own interests.






A tricky & calculated change of tack by the mullahs...

by ThePope on

They're playing it kinda smart with this new "cooperative" offer 'cause they know very well the likelihood of the outcome; a failed* deal. And this time, it'll be the mullahs blaming the West for failure to take prompt action.
And, in the meantime, the regime will just go on with its already advanced program...


*If ever it's a done deal, Europeans will renege... (I have to agree with Abarmard,,, for once! ;-)


سنگ پشت در فضا



Just one week before the major protests in Iran, all of a sudden Mahmoud decides to negotiate with the West over the nuclear fuel, and send a turtle, a couple of rats and a few worms in a shoe box to the space, and exchange American hikers for Iranian arms smugglers

This is all part of a PR campaign by the regime to imply that they are fully in control before the protests. Poor Turtle

اميدوارم كه بزودى مردم ِ ايران محمود و دار و دسته اش را با يك تيك پا به فضا بفرستند


Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

by Abarmard on

You are correct, as long as you realize that the game is being played by both sides. Not only Iran might want to divert the attention, but West is using it as an excuse also. I made my comment in Mr. Javid's blog about this already.


Mass Protest NYC @ 2/11/10 Residence of UN Iranian Ambassador

by SAVAK_1 on

Mass Protest @ NYC - Residence of Iranian UN Ambassador 2/11/10

Feb 11 Mass Protest @ NYC

Official Residence of Iranian UN Ambassador

1033 Fifth Avenue (b/w  84 / 85ht St.) 

New York, NY 10022

This is the $15+ Million Fifth Avenue neo-classical 1912 Townhouse purchased by the Shah in 1966, and served as the un-official NYC Iranian Consulate in 1970s.

It now serves as the official residence of the IRI Iranian UN Ambassador.

What in a milionaire mansion while thousands are in poverty.....great redistribution of wealth.

It is in the  Embassy Row  area of NYC with Consulates from all major EU countries and the Met Museum and NYC Elite millionaires. 

This peaceful protest will serve as a very visible and embarassing display of IRI crimes, when they try and celebrate this fraud-holiday with their thugs.   This is not some French suburb...its the capital of Western Media & Elite.

Wear surgical masks and dont sign any petition handed out by attractive Revolutionary Guard/Spy-Diplomats agents are in NYC and will be filming and taking names. 

End Iran Apartheid 


Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Re: I don't trust Western governments

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


Abarmard Jan

Give it up!

This is a diversion strategy. I have followed this Nuke thing for years. I just do not buy into it. The real issue is freedom for Iranian people. The Nuke BS it to divert attention. I could not care less about it. Let the West keep the poisonous radioactive garbage. They are welcome to it and any other toxic waste they desire! 

The IRR and its supporters are trying to fan our patriotic flames on this thing. Well I am very patriotic but I don't need; or want nuclear energy.  We could have a small amount for medical and research purposes. But for power there are much better renewable sources.

Please stop diverting attention.


hamsade ghadimi


by hamsade ghadimi on

do you trust the iri government?


Ahmadi is right "It doesn't matter what we say. So what?" LOL

by Anonymouse on

Everything is sacred.


I don't trust Western governments

by Abarmard on

Unless the Western governments provide solid guarantee that they will deliver once received Iranian low grade Uranium, I don't buy it that they would ever deliver. There should be some sort of solution to Iranian enrichment program that satisfies all parties and without some sort of guarantee from Western governments, the deal is no deal but a trick.

Darius Kadivar

FYI/Iran leaders 'sowing seeds' of own destruction: say's Biden

by Darius Kadivar on

Darius Kadivar

FYI/U.S. solidarity could boost Iran's Green Revolution (WP)

by Darius Kadivar on

U.S. solidarity could boost Iran's Green Revolution By Michael Gerson:



Not so fast!

by vildemose on

The Iranian leader's announcement on state television Tuesday, however, was immediately greeted with skepticism by Western diplomats, who have watched Tehran flip-flop on the fuel-swap issue since it was proposed in October.

Senior U.S. officials said Mr. Ahmadinejad hadn't conveyed an agreement to the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.


Ahmadinejad visits Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum this week.

"The deal is still on the table," said State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley. "We don't exactly know what Ahmadinejad said, but if he's prepared to say yes, that's good news. He should contact the IAEA."

Many U.S. and European diplomats said Mr. Ahmadinejad's comments appeared designed to upend an accelerating international campaign to sanction Iran for its nuclear work. In recent days, the Obama administration has begun circulating to allied countries the names of Iranian entities—including its central bank and businesses controlled by its elite military unit, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps—that Washington wants sanctioned under a new U.N. Security Council resolution, say officials who have seen the list.

"Iran has continued to try and divide the international community on sanctions," said a European diplomat working on Iran. "I don't see why this overture would be any different."

The Obama administration said it wouldn't renegotiate the terms of the deal. Mr. Ahmadinejad's statement came amid growing domestic criticism of his regime, with Iran's leading opposition figure lashing out Tuesday at the country's ruling class.

On Tuesday, a number of Western diplomats said they were skeptical Mr. Ahmadinejad's comments marked a major shift by Tehran. Conversely, they said the overture might be aimed at dividing the Security Council's members.

In recent weeks, U.S. and European officials have voiced growing confidence that Russia was now supporting a new U.N. sanctions resolution against Iran.




by ahmad_ on

they caved in. all along they were totally opposed to it based on national pride. but I guess that was just a front to fool the so called " constituants" as that moron puts it.


Mahmood chakhan is at it again.

by پیام on

Definitely to buy some more time before the inevitable hits him, SANCTIONS. One last effort by i.r. to prevent more economical down spiral before Iran turns into Zimbabwe and thus Iranians return to the streets to lynch AN and Kha.R.

Sargord Pirouz

Potentially good news

by Sargord Pirouz on

I agree, we'll have to see how this pans out. But it is potentially good news.

Perhaps there is now the internal consensus necessary to move this thing forward, through the executive branch. If so, the Iranians have managed to do a better, more timely job for their constituants than American legislators so far on healthcare! Or US/Russian efforts on nuclear talks, for that matter.

Yes, let's wait and see if this actually works through to fruition. But let's also not knock potentially good news when we see it. 


AN was vague - 20% U is for medical purposes.

by MM on

Iran is running out of the 20% medical fuel they got from Argentina ca. 20 years ago and all patients are screaming for treatment.  In this interview, AN was specifically talking about the 20% U and he can always recant and say he was referring to the medical U for swapping.  Then, he will blame the west for not delivering the 20% U for cancer therapies.


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Jahanshah Javid

Not so fast

by Jahanshah Javid on

Ahmadinejad can put on a smile and make a big speech on 22 Bahman bragging about how he has played the world powers and come out victorious. But nothing is that easy or pretty when it comes to the Islamic Republic. Diplomacy for this regime has a very different purpose than what the rest of the world is used to. Nothing is clear or straightforward and promises can be (and most likely will) be modified or withdrawn in the days and weeks ahead >>> more


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by rtayebi1 on

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