Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Iran Nuclear Official to Visit China

Saeed Jalili, Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, will head to China Thursday amid reports that Beijing has agreed to join other permanent members of the UN Security Council to draw up new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program. Jalili’s unexpected visit comes at the invitation of the Chinese, raising speculations that Beijing wants to pressure Iran to make last-minute compromises to avoid a new round of sanctions.


Anonymous said...

A signaled China-Iran strategy session. Not necessarily a bad sign for the Islamic Republic.

Anonymous said...

this section will increase iran nuclear plan ten time stronger the way will make iran far more successful than ever.

Nader Uskowi said...

I believe there is a tendency expressed in these comments to declare victory for Iran regardless of related events. If China refuses to join others in sanctioning Iran, you would call it a victory. If it joins others to sanction Iran, you would still call it a victory. This is not analysis but wishful thinking.

There are consequences to countries' foreign policy. Iran's is no exception. One might argue that Iran's current nuclear policy is a victory for the nation, it strengthens the country's self-coinfidence and rallies the public both inside Iran and in the region behind the regime. But one can not argue that a new round of UN sanctions against Iran is a victory; Russian and Chinese vote against Iran, if it ever happens, would indeed be a defeat for Iranian diplomacy. The cost of maintaining the current nuclear policy.

This blogger had from the very beginning thought Iran needed to agree with uranium swap as proposed by IAEA. It would not have affected the country's current uranium enrichment program. Iran would have kept the program intact. The supreme leader is assuring us that Iran was not planning to build a bomb. So giving up 1,200 kg of LEU for 120 kg of 20% enriched uranium was a no brainer. The problem started when the swap proposal became "political" within the Islamic Republic establishment, each faction or person trying to out-radicalize others. The possible Chinese vote against Iran would be the direct consequence of such policy.

Anonymous said...

I suppose the sell-off of Iranian industry to China has not been enough. Mr. Jalili is being sent on a begging mission, with more "incentives" for China's token double-edged and minimal support - for now that is, until the next opportunity to milk the illegitimate and increasingly weak government in Tehran arises for Beijing.

To the anonymous posters here: a) improve your English, b) get a grip on your incoherent and half drunk thought processes, and c) stop deluding yourselves.