Numbers vs. shapes
Posted by aogWednesday, 13 September 2006 at 10:18 TrackBack Ping URL

While some consider this hopefull —

Iran’s confidential response three weeks ago to an international proposal over its nuclear program offered extensive negotiations to resolve the standoff, but only if proceedings against Iran in the U.N. Security Council were stopped.

it seems to me that this is simply arguing about the shape of the discussion table in order to delay any resolution. For what reason should we beleive that after several months of the new negotiations, the Iranian regime won’t simply tack back and offer to negotiate with the UN if the bilateral talks are stopped? After all, a Supreme Leader who thinks setting Israel on fire is the first order of business for Iran because

Iran’s stance has always been clear on this ugly phenomenon [Israel]. We have repeatedly said that this cancerous tumor of a state should be removed from the region

doesn’t seem believable when he claims to not want nuclear weapons.

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