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U.S. Options Few in Feud With Iran ((Here we go AGAIN!))
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U.S. Options Few in Feud With Iran

U.S. Options Few in Feud With Iran
Alarmed at Tehran's nuclear ambitions, Washington for now can only watch and wait.
By Sonni Efron
Times Staff Writer
December 13, 2004

WASHINGTON Top diplomats from the United States and its closest allies gathered this fall in Washington to hammer out a common approach to Iran's nuclear ambitions. But the mood quickly soured.

Dispensing with the usual diplomatic niceties, Undersecretary of State John R. Bolton simply read aloud a U.S. position paper. In it, the administration refused to back European negotiations with Iran and instead insisted that Tehran be dragged before the United Nations Security Council to condemn it for concealing a nuclear weapons program.

Irked, the Europeans demanded to know what good it would do to bring Iran before the U.N. when Washington knew it could not muster enough Security Council votes even to slap Tehran's wrist.

Bolton referred them to another U.S. position paper. (( :eyes:))

"He was not willing to discuss anything," said one stunned participant.


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Some prominent conservatives are arguing for a preemptive U.S. military strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, but State Department, Pentagon and National Security Council officials have been insisting in recent weeks that military action is not under discussion.
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http://fairuse.1accesshost.com/news2/latimes444.htm

Times staff writers Josh Meyer and Mark Mazzetti in Washington contributed to this report. Copyright 2004 Los Angeles Times

((Right "No war plans on the President's desk"- Gee when have we heard that one before??)) i/i]

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  -U.S. Options Few in Feud With Iran ((Here we go AGAIN!)) Tinoire  Dec-14-04 12:21 AM   #0 
  - Good article Tinoire!!! Simulations run by Pentagon of Iran War  lovuian   Dec-14-04 12:26 AM   #1 
  - Yup... And we were "advised" to go after Iran first....  Tinoire   Dec-14-04 12:50 AM   #13 
  - they aint done yet  BadGimp   Dec-14-04 12:26 AM   #2 
  - well, they got their way in iraq  eleny   Dec-14-04 12:27 AM   #3 
  - As Russia and perhaps China sharpen there teeth  livinbella   Dec-14-04 12:27 AM   #4 
  - So here we sit, back in the Fatherland....  Dr_eldritch   Dec-14-04 12:28 AM   #5 
  - P.S. Bernie Ward is discussing Iran right now  eleny   Dec-14-04 12:29 AM   #6 
  - It's Not Under Discussion BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALREADY DECIDED TO DO IT!  AndyTiedye   Dec-14-04 12:30 AM   #7 
  - does it sound defeatist to say...  shadowknows69   Dec-14-04 12:34 AM   #8 
  - I think your right!!!  lovuian   Dec-14-04 12:35 AM   #10 
  - Nope, they'll ease up and later get the rhetoric all "worked up"  ElectroPrincess   Dec-14-04 12:35 AM   #9 
  - You want to talk about 'alarmed by ambitions'  bullimiami   Dec-14-04 12:39 AM   #11 
  - Yes, our MSM is so "whipped" it didn't even try to make the  ElectroPrincess   Dec-14-04 12:44 AM   #12 
     - They aren't whipped if they're the Ministry of Information  eleny   Dec-14-04 12:55 AM   #14 
     - Lol but the Iranians and the rest of the world sure did!  Tinoire   Dec-14-04 12:56 AM   #15 
  - This is very good article.  necso   Dec-14-04 01:06 AM   #16 
  - Must really be pissing them off that the EU3  Everybody   Dec-14-04 05:09 AM   #17 
 

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