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buzzsaw_23 Donating Member (631 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:28 AM
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Britain: Military Action Vs. Iran is Out
Britain: Military Action Vs. Iran Is Out


Wednesday September 28, 2005 11:46 AM

By ED JOHNSON

Associated Press Writer

BRIGHTON, England (AP) - Military action against Iran is inconceivable and diplomacy could still end the international standoff over Tehran's nuclear program, said British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, whose country plays a key role in negotiations.

Iran insists its nuclear program is designed for generating electricity, but the Bush administration believes Tehran intends to produce atomic weapons and has refused to rule out military strikes.

``All United States presidents always say all options are open. But it is not on the table, it is not on the agenda. I happen to think that it is inconceivable,'' Straw told British Broadcasting Corp. radio on Wednesday.

Britain, France and Germany are leading European Union diplomatic efforts to persuade Iran to abandon its uranium enrichment activities. Uranium enriched to low levels can be used as fuel in nuclear reactors to generate electricity, but further enrichment makes it suitable for a nuclear bomb.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-530...
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tainowarrior Donating Member (425 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:37 AM
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1. Translation
``All United States presidents always say all options are open. But it is not on the table, it is not on the agenda. I happen to think that it is inconceivable,'' Straw told British Broadcasting Corp. radio on Wednesday.


Translation: "Hey man...he's bluffing, he has to say that, but he can't do shit".

The British just upstaged the Americans...hahah!
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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:43 AM
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2. Everything Bush has done since 2000 was inconceivable.
n/t
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:43 AM
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3. Don't believe these monkeys, Blubbering Blair supported global warming...
provisions for years until the other day when he had a change of heart.
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:32 AM
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4. (UK) War on Iran inconceivable - Straw

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/PA_NEWA7401...

War on Iran inconceivable - Straw

Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has insisted military action against Iran is "inconceivable".

Western governments fear Iran is trying to build atomic bombs and US President George Bush has said all options are on the table for dealing with the country. But Mr Straw said: "The truth is, as Condoleezza Rice has said, military action in respect of the Iran dossier is not on anybody's agenda."

He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I believe it is inconceivable still. All United States presidents always say all options are open. But it is not on the table, it is not on the agenda. I happen to think that it is inconceivable."

Mr Straw was speaking after moves to report Iran to the UN Security Council over its nuclear programme.

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blackhorse Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:18 AM
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5. Poodles bark, but the trains roll on through ...
(apologies to the old middle eastern saying)
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