Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Iran Ready for Swift, Substantial Nuclear Talks - Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said in his news conference since taking office that the country is ready for serious and swift talks with world powers over its nuclear program.

Rouhani added he's “ready to engage in serious and substantial talks without wasting time” and voiced hope that interactions with the West should be based on “talks, not threats.” (IRNA, 6 August)

Earlier in the day, the EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, called on Rouhani to schedule “meaningful talks” on the nuclear issue as soon as possible.


Anonymous said...

the West awaits hearing what substantial new proposals Iran will make, but the West is not going to start to lift the sanctions prior to any agreement.

Anonymous said...

I would like to add more informative (by my perception) words of President Rouhani, who said that:

- we will not give up people's rigths...
- ...Yet demands which are beyond the law, irrational or expired will lead to
nowhere. Thus, we need to deal with this (nuclear) issue realistically.

- from the day one, no one promised to give up any nuclear enrichment rights..
- US hawks (from Congress) serve goals another entity, before goals of their own
country and people...


Anonymous said...

All they want to do is talk and delay followed by bullshit news.Nothing will come of this nonsense.But it also shows that the regime is in trouble.

Nader Uskowi said...

Notwithstanding your wish that Iran and the U.S. do not reach an agreement, the leaders in both countries, Rouhani and Obama, will be working hard to strike a deal to avoid a catastrophe. Let’s hope that they will succeed.

Nader Uskowi said...

What is you are trying to say? That the Iranians want only “talk and delay” or that they want to reach an agreement because they are “in trouble?” Are you arguing with yourself?

Anonymous said...

Nader, I sincerely hope that your wishes come true, but unfortunately some of us grumpy old men have heard and seen it all. As long as AIPAC/Zionists control US policies, I am afraid nothing will change. Russian FM Sergei Lavrov alluded to this at his Press Conference today as well after Dr.Rohani's comments.

This is the only window the US has and Obama will be well advised to leave a positive legacy with Iran. As far as the nuclear program is concerned, no Iranian will ever roll it back as that ship has sailed forever.

Anonymous said...

While Iran proposes talks, US senate urges war

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Seventy-six US senators have urged President Barack Obama to impose tougher sanctions on Iran, saying Washington must stress its military option even as new President Hassan Rowhani urges dialogue.

"Mr. President, we urge you to bring a renewed sense of urgency to the process," said the letter, publicized Monday by authors Robert Menendez, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.

"We need to understand quickly whether Tehran is at last ready to negotiate seriously" on its nuclear program, it said.

Another 74 senators signed the letter, which was sent to the White House on Friday, two days before Rowhani was sworn in in Tehran.

The reputed moderate once served as Iran's nuclear negotiator, and the West is hoping that he will take a more constructive approach in long-running talks on Tehran's controversial nuclear drive.

Despite Iranian denials, the West is convinced Tehran is pursuing a nuclear bomb.

"Iran has used negotiations in the past to stall for time, and in any event, (supreme leader Ayatollah Ali) Khamenei is the ultimate decision-maker for Iran's nuclear program," the senators wrote to Obama.

"Iran needs to understand that the time for diplomacy is nearing its end. We implore you to demand immediate serious moves on Iran's part."

The White House said Sunday that Iran will find the United States a "willing partner" if Rowhani is prepared for serious nuclear talks.

Last week shortly before Congress went on summer break, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved harsh new sanctions aimed at drastically reducing Iran's oil exports by ending purchasing exemptions to countries like China and Japan.

The recess window is being seen as a pivotal period for both the White House and Iran.

A Senate official told AFP that after the August recess the Senate Banking Committee aims to introduce legislation on further sanctions against the Islamic republic.

"Our nation must toughen sanctions and reinforce the credibility of our option to use military force," the senators wrote.

"We must be prepared to act, and Iran must see that we are prepared."

Iran's new President on Sunday proposed a willingness to talk and stated that "if you want a proper answer, do not speak with Iran with the language of sanctions but with the language of respect."

Anonymous said...

This is not my wish (that should not be an agreement), it is a realistic assesment of situation based on my analysis and experiences.

With a present mentalities of the US political establishment, only a miracle could bring a success, by my and other people's hopes, because there is a lack of logic on the other side...
New life and ideas sometimes, are born in a pains.


Anonymous said...

Substantial Talk means throwoing Russia out of Iran; under that line there will be no solution to the nuclear Problem; Iran can regain its nuclear rights under the umbrella and 'friendship' of USA - not with Russia; the solution is a decision against Russia - no other solution; the regime can now decide between the nuclear rights of Iran (under the umbrella of USA ) or or its imbecile antiamerican slogans ...

Anonymous said...

Normally I don't quote Zionist media but an article in today's TIME quoting Vali Nasr is quite realistic. It is a shame for the ordinary brainwashed American that the Zionists are ruining any chance of better relations with Iran.

"Meanwhile, despite the changing of the guard in Tehran, Washington’s hawkishness shows little sign of abating. On the same day last week that news leaked of Zarif’s appointment, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a tough new sanctions bill on Iran, which will go to the Senate in September after summer recess. On Monday, 76 U.S. Senators signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to ratchet up the pressure on Iran. This adversarial climate won’t lead to productive diplomacy, says Vali Nasr, a former foreign policy adviser to the Obama Administration and dean of the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. “If [the American] approach is going to continue to be demands backed by escalating sanctions, it will not matter who Iran’s chief diplomat is. There will be no forward movement,” Nasr tells TIME. While Zarif may be a figure with whom the U.S. can do business, he will only succeed, says Nasr, “in so far as he can show Tehran that diplomacy pays dividends.” That requires signals from Washington that it, too, desires engagement and rapprochement, Nasr says. The White House should put forward its own “serious interlocutor,” he adds".

Read more: http://world.time.com/2013/08/06/can-irans-new-u-s-educated-foreign-minister-mend-ties-with-washington/#ixzz2bHpYh1Ed

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 1:18 AM, you are exactly right. A lot of people hope that the nuclear issue will be resolved. It can be. It just requires that the USA accepts Iran's inalienable right to develop nuclear power with everything that it involves and Iran therefore remains a member of the NPT. As long as the zionist lobby controls American policies, this will not happen. zionists do not want the nuclear issue to be resolved. They live on conflict and threatening the world.

Anonymous said...

Yeah,and then maybe they can bring back the shah as well.What on earth are you smoking?

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:34...Why do you always come up with such imbecile comments?

Anonymous said...

Are you really serious?,you want iran to turn the clock back thirty years and go back to being a vassal state of the us,to become just another "arab" style dictatorship under the "umbrella and 'friendship' of USA",that is crazy!