Iran Nuclear Watch: Cheney Warns Iran as Larijani Resigns

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US Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy annual Weinberg Founders Conference in Lansdowne, Virginia. Cheney said the United States and its allies would not permit Iran to get nuclear weapons and warned of “serious consequences” if it continues to enrich uranium.

Cheney: US will not let Iran go nuclear

The United States and other nations will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon, Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday.

“Our country, and the entire international community, cannot stand by as a terror-supporting state fulfills its grandest ambitions,” Cheney said in a speech to the Washington Institute for Near East Studies.

He said Iran’s efforts to pursue technology that would allow them to build a nuclear weapon are obvious and that “the regime continues to practice delay and deceit in an obvious effort to buy time.”

If Iran continues on its current course, Cheney said the U.S. and other nations are prepared to take action. The vice president made no specific reference to military action.

“We will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon,” he said.

Previously, Iran played its hand by the resignation of its nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani.

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani speaks with journalists at a news conference in Tehran in this September 12, 2007 file photo. Larijani, who quit as Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, and his replacement will go to talks with the European Union’s Javier Solana to try to defuse a row with the West, the Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.

Iran’s nuclear negotiator resigns

Iran’s chief negotiator with the West over Tehran’s nuclear programme, Ali Larijani, has resigned.

A government spokesman said Mr Larijani had repeatedly offered his resignation and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had finally accepted it.

Mr Larijani had differences with the president over how to proceed with the negotiations, correspondents say.

The spokesman, Gholam Hossein Elham, said a deputy foreign minister, Saeed Jalili, would replace Mr Larijani in time for a meeting on Tuesday with the European Union’s foreign policy head Javier Solana.

The BBC’s Jon Leyne, in Tehran, says Mr Larijani has had differences with President Ahmadinejad over how to proceed with negotiations over the country’s nuclear programme.

Obviously there was a difference as to proceed with Iran’s nuclear negotiations with the European Union and the United Nations over uranium enrichment. Also, obvious is that Iran’s Mullahs prefer confrontation rather then negotiations. But, this is NO great news.

The new nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, is a hard line supporter of President Ahmadinejad and Supreme Mullah leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Iran’s deputy foreign minister Saeed Jalili attends a meeting in Tehran, February 2007. Iran insisted its policy in the nuclear crisis with the West would not change after the sudden resignation of chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani, amid fears it would take an even tougher line.

So, was Larijani’s resignation a result of the refusal of Vladimir Putin’s latest offer?

Probably, or it could have been the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Iran and the Mullahs do NOT want to negotiate. They COVET nuclear weapons and will do anything to posses one.

Vice President Cheney again restates American policy that Iran will not obtain nuclear weapon capability.

But, will President Bush “PUSH” the issue or allow Iran to continue to stall?

Stay tuned…….

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Moscow could aim nuclear weapons at targets in Europe as part of “retaliatory steps” if Washington proceeds with building a missile defense system on the continent, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.

Speaking to foreign reporters days before he travels to Germany for the annual summit with President Bush and the other Group of Eight leaders, Putin assailed the White House plan to place a radar system in the Czech Republic and interceptor missiles in neighboring Poland. Washington says the system is needed to counter a potential threat from Iran.

In an interview released Monday, Putin suggested that Russia may respond to the threat by aiming its nuclear weapons at Europe.

“If a part of the strategic nuclear potential of the United States appears in Europe and, in the opinion of our military specialists, will threaten us, then we will have to take appropriate steps in response. What kind of steps? We will have to have new targets in Europe,” Putin said, according to a transcript released by the Kremlin. These could be targeted with “ballistic or cruise missiles or maybe a completely new system” he said.

On Monday, Iran’s top security official called the U.S. plans for the missile defense shield a “joke,” saying Tehran’s missiles do not have the capability to reach Europe.

“Claims by U.S. officials that installing a missile defense system in Europe is aimed at confronting Iranian missiles and protecting Europe against Iran is the joke of the year,” Ali Larijani told the state-run IRNA news agency.

“The range of Iran’s missiles doesn’t reach Europe at all,” IRNA quoted Larijani as saying in Iran’s first public reaction to the plans. Larijani is secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, the country’s top security decision-making body.

Iran is known to possess a medium-range ballistic missile called the Shahab-3 that has a range of at least 800 miles, capable of striking Israel. In 2005, Iranian officials said they had improved the range of the Shahab-3 to 1,200 miles.

The way Russia has been stalling for Iran in the United Nations Security Council, will not support tough sanctions for them to cease uranium enrichment and cutting nuclear and defense deals with Iran is it any surprise that Iran would NOT support its patron?

The fact is the new Shahab-4 and Shahab-6 missiles have the range to threaten Europe. And guess from where the technology for these multi-stage missiles comes?

Why, Russia and North Korea.

Putin speaks with a FORKED TONGUE and Ali Larijani is a LIAR.


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Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Promises to Discuss Nuclear Activities

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Iran’s nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani, right, shakes hand with Javier Solana, the European Union’s foreign policy chief at Quinta palace in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, May 31, 2007. Both sides are in Madrid to discuss Iran’s disputed nuclear program.

Iran stalls again.

The quotes:

“The issue is that any Iranian civilian nuclear program really can’t have the fuel cycle attached to it, or the ability to perfect that technology,” (United States Secretary of State) Rice said, something that could be worked out once Iran sat down for detailed talks.

“What we can’t do is to have negotiations take place while the Iranians continue to perfect their nuclear technology and use those negotiations as cover,” for possibly covert work on a bomb, Rice said.

After all, there is NO rush for a new round of United Nations Security Council sanctions since Iran ignored the previous ones and have continued uranium enrichment.

The previous UNSC sanctions:

UNSC Resolution 1696 (2006)

UNSC Resolution 1737 (2006)

UNSC Resolution 1747 (2007)

Iran will continue to stall until they reach BREAKOUT CAPABILITY.

The NUCLEAR POINT OF NO RETURN is at hand.

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Iran Nuclear Watch: Ali Larijani – Suspension of Uranium Enrichment is Not Acceptable at All

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Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani speaks to the press at Mehrabbad airport in Tehran. Larijani said Iran would not halt uranium enrichment, on the eve of talks with the EU foreign policy chief over Iran’s controversial nuclear programme.

Iran continues to stall as they develop their uranium enrichment program (nuclear weapons development) and ignores United Nations Security Council Resolutions:

UNSC Resolution 1696 (2006)

UNSC Resolution 1737 (2006)

UNSC Resolution 1747 (2007)

Iran will continue to stall until they reach BREAKOUT CAPABILITY.

The NUCLEAR POINT OF NO RETURN is at hand.

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Iranian technicians work at the Isfahan Uranium Conversion Facilities, February 2007. Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana will meet on Thursday in Spain in their latest bid to break the deadlock over the Iranian atomic standoff.

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Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Announces Industrial Expansion of Uranium Enrichment on Iran’s National Day of the Nuclear Technology

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaks at a ceremony in Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, 300 kms 186 (miles) south of capital Tehran, Iran, Monday April, 9, 2007. Iran announced Monday that it has begun enriching uranium with 3,000 centrifuges, a dramatic expansion of a nuclear program that has drawn U.N. sanctions and condemnation from the West. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at a ceremony at the enrichment facility at Natanz that Iran was now capable of enriching nuclear fuel ‘on an industrial scale.’ Asked if Iran has begun injecting uranium gas into 3,000 centrifuges for enrichment, top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani replied, ‘Yes.’ He did not elaborate, but it was the first confirmation that Iran had installed the larger set of centrifuges after months of saying it intends to do so.

AP: Iran Expands Uranium Enrichment

Iran announced Monday that it has begun enriching uranium with 3,000 centrifuges, defiantly expanding a nuclear program that has drawn U.N. sanctions and condemnation from the West.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at a ceremony at the enrichment facility at Natanz that Iran was now capable of enriching nuclear fuel “on an industrial scale.”

Asked if Iran has begun injecting uranium gas into 3,000 centrifuges for enrichment, top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani replied, “Yes.” He did not elaborate, but it was the first confirmation that Iran had installed the larger set of centrifuges after months of saying it intends to do so. Until now, Iran was only known to have 328 centrifuges operating.

Uranium enrichment can produce fuel for a nuclear reactor or the material for a nuclear warhead. The United States and its allies accuse Iran of intending to produce weapons, a charge the country denies.

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Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz

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An Iranian flag is seen outside the building housing the reactor of the Bushehr nuclear power plant at the Iranian port town of Bushehr, 03 April 2007.

So, while the feckless United Nations Security Council and the European Union have been talking and “negotiating with Iran, the Iranians have been growing their nuclear program.

Let’s see, Iran has ignored three United Nations resolutions calling upon them to halt uranium enrichment:

UNSC Resolution 1696 (2006)

UNSC Resolution 1737 (2006)

UNSC Resolution 1747 (2007)

But, Iran doesn’t care – THE MULLAHS COVET NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

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Iranian clerics greet each other after attending in a ceremony at Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz.

Notably, the United Nations sanctions have been tested by Iran and they simply are USELESS. Russia and China are complicit in Iran’s uranium enrichment program and must be held accountable – unless the West bows down to the GREAT IRAN and allows them to have a nuclear weapon.

Iranian state television reported Monday that an Iranian Revolutionary Guard general who is under travel restrictions urged by the sanctions has visited Russia without any difficulty.

Gen. Mohammad Baqer Zolqadr, who is also deputy interior minister for security affairs, was quoted on the state TV Web site as saying that his six-day journey to Moscow, which ended Monday, showed “the ineffectiveness of the resolution.”

The resolution urges all governments to ban visits by the 15 individuals and says that should such visits occur – presumably for exceptional circumstances – the countries should notify a U.N. committee.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Krivtsov confirmed that Zolqadr visited Russia. He told The Associated Press that the resolution does not prohibit visits by the listed individuals, but calls for heightened vigilance “directed first of all at people who are directly related to nuclear programs” – suggesting that Zolqadr was not.

ABC News has reported that Iran will possess a nuclear bomb by 2009. There is no reason to believe this will not be the case. Iran has stalled for years. Now the United States and Israel either must take action or acquiesce to the idea that Iran will become a nuclear power – like Jacques Chirac let slip.

The “NUCLEAR POINT OF NO RETURN” HAS BEEN REACHED

World powers won’t thwart Iran nuclear drive: Ahmadinejad

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday vowed that world powers would not be able to stop Iran’s nuclear drive and that the Islamic republic would defend its atomic programme “to the end.”

“The great Iranian nation, which for past centuries has been a pioneer of science, will not allow some bullying powers to put obstacles in its path of progress by influencing the international community,” he said in a speech.

“We will go on to reach the summits,” he added in a keynote address at Iran’s ultra-sensitive uranium enrichment plant in Natanz.

And like the British humiliation of last week, the Mullahs and Ahmadinejad will rub the West’s nose in it.

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Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani, answers questions from media at Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz.

With today’s announcement the hatred of the Great Satan was on display:

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Iranian students burn mock US and British flags outside Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization in Tehran, 09 April 2007.

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Iranian female students stand on a representation of a U.S flag and a representation of a British Union flag during a gathering to show their support to their country’s nuclear activities, marking “National Day of the Nuclear Technology”, in front of the Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization in Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 9, 2007.

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An Iranian student steps on a paper hat designed with an image of a U.S. flag as she stands in front of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization in Tehran during a rally to mark the country’s national day of nuclear technology.

How will the United States and Israel respond?

Will it be back to the United Nations for more sanctions?

Will they militarily take out the facilities?

Will they surrender?

As Flap said yesterday – TIME TO SHIT OR GET OFF THE POT.

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Stay tuned……

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Iran Watch: Iran-UK Hostages Reunited with Family

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Ali Larijani, Iran, Iran Nuclear Watch, Iraq, Iraq War, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, United Kingdom

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Leading Seaman Faye Turney shares a joke at Heathrow

Hostages reunited with family after 14-day ordeal

After 13 days of fear and worry, the 15 British sailors and marines held captive in Iran were finally reunited with their families today.

The 14 men and one woman arrived by Sea King helicopter at Royal Marines Base Chivenor, near Barnstaple, north Devon, shortly before 2.30pm.

They filed out onto the grass in front of the officer’s mess in brilliant sunshine to be greeted by naval officials.

As they gathered on the concrete terrace, the faces of family and friends were pressed against windows before they were allowed to greet them. Hugs were exchanged.

The sailors and marines had earlier touched down at Heathrow airport after a seven hour flight from Iran. The aircraft landed shortly after midday in brilliant sunshine and taxied to the VIP section of the runway.

Passengers on the flight from Tehran said a round of applause was heard from Business Class when the plane touched down.

Prime Minister Tony Blair today said he had ‘rejoiced’ at the return of the service personnel and that there have been new and interesting lines of communication opened with Iran. He added the international community must remain steadfast in dealings with Iran.

Mr Blair says people have not been taken in by the “theatre” in Iran and there are no “agreements” between Iranian elements held in Iraq and released crew. He said Britain managed to secure release of crew without any deal or negotiations.

Oh really!

No deal huh……..

Here is a timeline of the two weeks British humiliation:

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Then, why did Ahamdinejad and the Mullahs release your hostages, Mr. Blair?

Was it this?

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The USS Nimitz and its carrier strike group had been ordered by President Bush to the Persian Gulf to supplement the USS Dwight David Eisenhower and USS John C. Stennis who are already in theater.

Flap figures that the Mullahs decided they had milked this story and humiliated the Brits enough to the Arab Street so why not get out “quick and dirty” without any reprisals. How humiliating to the British Empire to be given an Easter gift from the Iranian Mullahs – a return of their own captured sailors/marines.

Flap had mentioned a number of weeks ago to watch for a provocation by either Iran or the West over the Iranian nuclear program. Obviously, the West did not bite.

The question is why?

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Video grab shows Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking to Britons who had been detained in Iran at a ceremony to mark their release, April 4, 2007.

So, what comes next?

Another provocation? Against an American ship?

Perhaps.

Iran has probed the Brits and found them WEAK. Will they test the Great Satan and the Great Cowboy Bush?

Probably and then let the war begin………

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Freed British sailors wait at the republic pavillion of Mehrabad airport on 05 April 2007.

Stay tuned…….

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