President Obama Delivers Remarks on Iran
Washington Post
01-Oct-2009 (3 comments)

In pursuit of that goal, today's meeting was a constructive beginning, but it must be followed with constructive action by the Iranian government.

First, Iran must demonstrate its commitment to transparency. Earlier this month we presented clear evidence that Iran has been building a covert nuclear facility in Qom. Since Iran has now agreed to cooperate fully and immediately with the International Atomic Energy Agency, it must grant unfettered access to IAEA inspectors within two weeks.

I've been in close touch with the head of the IAEA, Mohamed ElBaradei, who will be traveling to Tehran in the days ahead. He has my full support and the Iranian government must grant the IAEA full access to the site in Qom.

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Ostaad, Captain: Re-adjusting my lense

by Shifteh Ansari on

I find I have completely changed my outlook about the Iranian nuclear program issue since June.  Whereas I used to think that there is too much unwarranted pressure on Iran for something other countries are freely and some without accountability doing, these days I think differently.

These days I am filled with trepidations over a military state in Iran.  A military state does need weapons.  A military state does use weapons.  This military state took a gun to its own people and would not think twice before doing so again. I am no longer convinced as I was before that Iran does not want a nuclear weapon.  Who can be sure of that?  I am actually sure they would.  It is the most potent weapon they could get.

I don't trust the Islamic Republic of Iran.  I am deadset against the idea of a military attack on Iran, first for loss of human life and second for giving IRI an extended life over poor Iranians, and I hate the idea of sanctions against Iran because that will hurt Iranians.  Just the same, I find I no longer want to defend IRI's rights with respect to the nuclear program.  Screw them.  They are murderers.

I should know better than to trust any politician.  But these days I find it easier to trust Obama than Ahmadinejad and Khamenei.  Lies in broad day light may be a trait for many politicians, but I have never seen anyone more brazen than those killers in Iran.


pissing match

by capt_ayhab on

Still at the pissing match phase. I am certain IR is claiming same so called victory in concessions as in [WE told them what to do and what not to do blah blah, just like Obama].

One bright point............ they have started talking


P/S I bet you a lunch that Reza Pahlavi is pissed big time ;-)  he was hoping for some air tight sanction as he stated in his stupid hand me down article.


Unfettered access, no problem...

by Ostaad on

come and see our big empty hole in the ground and write home about it.