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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:34 PM

'Obama signaled Khamenei that U.S. could accept civilian nuclear program in Iran'

Source: Haaretz

U.S. President Barack Obama has recently passed a message to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Washington Post reported on Friday, which signaled that the United States would agree to an Iranian civilian nuclear program if they proved they were not developing a nuclear bomb.

According to David Ignatius, the Washington Post's senior columnist specializing in intelligence matters, Obama passed Khamenei the message through Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who visited Tehran this week.

Obama reportedly signaled Khamenei that the U.S. would be prepared to accept a civilian nuclear program in Iran, should the Iranian leader take steps that would support his public declarations in February, in which he said that Iran "would never develop nuclear weapons." The U.S., Obama also wrote, would also expect Iranian leaders to prove that Tehran does not have a military nuclear program.

Obama met with Erdogan at the nuclear summit in South Korea for two hours and asked him to pass on the message to Khamenei. Obama told Erdogan that the Iranians must understand that time is running out on a solution for the Tehran nuclear problem and that they must take advantage of the negotiations that will begin with the six world powers on April 13.

Read more: http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/obama-signaled-khamenei-that-u-s-could-accept-civilian-nuclear-program-in-iran-1.423057?localLinksEnabled=false





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MindMover Apr 2012 OP
Hugabear Apr 2012 #1
dipsydoodle Apr 2012 #8
Rosa Luxemburg Apr 2012 #9
Iliyah Apr 2012 #2
MindMover Apr 2012 #3
bemildred Apr 2012 #4
starfox172 Apr 2012 #5
Owlet Apr 2012 #6
MindMover Apr 2012 #7
Rosa Luxemburg Apr 2012 #10

Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:43 PM

1. How very thoughtful of the United States...

So it's gotten to the point where we have to give our "approval"for other countries to develop peaceful nuclear energy programs.

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:21 PM

8. Yes

How kind.

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:07 PM

9. It was OK during the Shah's reign

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:53 PM

2. Probably because many in the US and Israel

want to bomb bomb Iran. I'm pretty sure Israel is aware of this as well as to many other allied countries. What Americans seem to forget especially the right wingers is that majority of the Iranian people want a democracy not a religious controlled state (something that the so called "Christians" want here in the United States).

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:16 PM

4. Well, I suppose the carrot and the stick is better than just the stick. nt

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:41 PM

5. i'm sure israel doesn't give a flying f*ck & would still prefer starting ww3

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Response to Owlet (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:58 PM

7. Thank you......

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:11 PM

10. but isn't Iran in Bush's axis of evil

if Romney actually won we would see more shock and awe and our troops in Iran within 2 weeks. Somehow money will be available despite all the crying by the GOP over too much spending!

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