"Because in Cyberspace, no one can hear you scream."
Tuesday, February 08, 2005
[Media Source*] The Turkish Press is reporting that Europe is warning Iran against any "mischievous actions" throughout the deal that they forged with Tehran.
Henghameh Fahimi - (AFP/File)
Britain, France and Germany "are going to read the riot act to the Iranians," a diplomat close to the talks, which is aimed at getting Iran to guarantee that it is not developing nuclear weapons, told AFP.
The European trio, who are leading the negotiations for the European Union, are following advice from UN nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei "who has warned Iran in two letters in December and January" about quality control work on centrifuge parts despite an agreed freeze on nuclear fuel cycle work, said the diplomat, who asked not to be named.
I find it funny that Europe would be warning Iran. What could they do? England is the only nation whose leaders have guts and the only thing France can do is petition the ever so ineffective United Nations. Unless the U.S. steps in, nothing but inaction will happen.
But it looks like the Iranian Regime isn't happy with the agreement either. They are running out of patience with their European friends, and are hinting towards abandoning the deal set forth by "the trio" (Britain, Germany and France).
"Our condition for a continuation of the talks is progress. Therefore, if the talks are not progressing (by March 20), we are not obliged to continue," top Iranian national security official Hassan Rowhani told state television in Tehran.
Evidence of the break down of talks is already emerging as Iran has been caught red handed several times already, as it has already done some maintenance work on centrifuge piping in Natanz as well as sneaking around testing them in other cities in order to test them, but in the "spirit of hope" the talks will continue.
"Maintenance work is totally permissible under the terms of the suspension. What you can't do is quality control work," the first diplomat said.
"This is coming close to being a breach of the suspension agreement but still short of forcing a breakdown in the talks," the diplomat said.
When will Europe learn? Unless the regime changes in Iran, these types of tactics will continue on eventually leading to an early strike by either the US or Israel (which would mean a counterattack from Iran) thus destabilizing the region. This would be even worse if Iran acquire nuclear weapons. Time is quickly running out for this deal, and we may be on the verge of another war. Selah.
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