It's high time to talk to Iran about nuclear enrichment.
This stand off has been going on for a long time, and why? The Bush administration wants Iran to suspend enrichment as a precondition.
The Bush administration has urged Iran to stop uranium work and begin negotiations with the United States and five other countries: Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. Iran has said it wants to talk but will not suspend enrichment as a precondition.
It sure looks like Iran want's to negotiate, but obviously would like to talk to all interested parties. According to the main stream media Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a wise ass. His latest proposition, that he would stop nuclear enrichment, if everybody else does, is of course ridiculouse, but I'm sure it was meant to be, and was aimed at a 12 year old intellect. Like...All the nuclear reacters on the planet must eventually shut down...Mahmoud is almost as ridiculouse as George W Bush, all though he seems pretty intelligent, and probably actually earned his engineering degree.
At any rate we should consider that he is not the sole leader of Iran, and hopefully doesn't have the military, industrial,corporate, media, etc. control that Bush does. Ahmadinejad is the president of the country. but the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has the final say on any issue including Uranium enrichment.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a fatwa saying the production, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons was forbidden under Islam. The fatwa was cited in an official statement by the Iranian government at an August 2005 meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna.
So...when we decide to get serious about negotiations...?
What in the hell am I saying? This is seriously serious and involves the wellfare of everybody on planet Earth.
Isn't it the Ayatollah that should be included in these talks, as well as members of other countries, rather than the chosen few?
The sanctions on Iran were negotiated on 23 December 23, 2006, and gave 60 days to comply, which I believe comes to Feb. 21, 2007, which means that this sanction is finished,
23 December 2006
SECURITY COUNCIL IMPOSES SANCTIONS ON IRAN FOR FAILURE TO HALT
URANIUM ENRICHMENT, UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTING RESOLUTION 1737 (2006)
Measures Will Be Lifted if Iran Suspends Suspect Activities;
Report Due from Atomic Energy Agency on Compliance within 60 Days
Determined to give effect to its unmet demand that Iran suspend all uranium enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, the Security Council today imposed sanctions on that country, blocking the import or export of sensitive nuclear materiel and equipment and freezing the financial assets of persons or entities supporting its proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or the development of nuclear-weapon delivery systems.
Unanimously adopting resolution 1737 (2006) under Article 41 of the Charter’s Chapter VII, the Council decided that Iran should, without further delay, suspend the following proliferation sensitive nuclear activities: all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, including research and development; and work on all heavy-water related projects, including the construction of a research reactor moderated by heavy water. The halt to those activities would be verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
It didn't happen, just like everything else that the Bush administration is involved in. It has been evident and is becoming more and more evident that Bush & Co. can't keep pushing the agenda that they have pursued since the day George W Bush came into office. They think that this great country is theirs rule and that the agenda is to take control of the whole Middle East. Israel not included because they are part of it, and are joined at the hip with the present Neoconservative administration of the US.
Israel is a very big player in this whole thing yet they are not even a member of the UN, let alone a member of the council. How in the world can there be any negotiation with Iran without Israel being present? Can the rest of the world let the 3rd. largest nuclear power set back while they use the US as a buffer between them and Iran? I'm not a politician or a diplomat, but I am way over being 12 years old, and I for one say that it is way past time for a serious talk about nuclear sanctions on Iran and that these sanctions should be considered in regard to the needs of all countries.