Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:32 PM
Purveyor (21,369 posts)
Russian FM Calls For Iran And The West To Stop Behaving ‘Like Children’ On Nuclear Talks
Source: Associated Press
OSCOW — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday that Iran and the West should stop behaving “like little children” and agree on where to hold talks on Tehran’s nuclear program that were supposed to take place this month.
“We think the essence of our talks is far more important than the atmosphere of any given town,” Lavrov said at a news conference. “We hope that common sense will prevail and we will stop being capricious like little children.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Monday blamed the West for the holdup over the venue, striking back at the European Union, which last week accused Tehran of willfully delaying new nuclear talks with the six world powers by changing venues and using other stalling tactics.
Monday’s statements by Salehi and Lavrov suggest no headway has been made on Iran’s proposal of Egypt as the site to renew dialogue, more than six months since the last round ended in stalemate.
Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/iranian-foreign-minister-says-disputes-with-west-over-venue-snag-bid-to-restart-nuclear-talks/2013/01/28/b5463602-692e-11e2-9a0b-db931670f35d_story.html
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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:58 PM
Swede Atlanta (3,596 posts)
2. Hmm...I think Igor needs to go back to the nursery....
The West has tried repeatedly to engage with the Muslim cleric leaders of Iran. They aren't playing.
So the only ones that need to be scolded are the Muslims in Iran. Do they want to be part of the community of nations and enjoy the financial and other benefits of engagement with other countries, especially the west, or do they want to be a pariah nation?
I have an issue with us telling them they cannot become a nuclear nation but on the other hand given their leadership I fear for the fate of the world if they get the "weapon".