Iran warn powers not to take "unconstructive measures"

DUBAI Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:08pm EDT

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili warned world major powers on Thursday against adopting "unconstructive measures" that harm negotiations over Tehran's disputed nuclear program, state television reported.

In a letter to European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, Jalili said "continuing successful talks is only possible when it is in the framework of cooperation", according to state television.

Iran has been in a decade-long dispute with western countries over its nuclear program which they fear is aimed at making nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies.

The Islamic state held an "intense" round of talks with six world powers about its nuclear program in Moscow earlier this month, but talks failed to bring about any breakthrough.

The Moscow talks followed two rounds of negotiations since diplomacy resumed in April after a 15-month hiatus during which the West cranked up sanctions pressure and Israel repeated its threat to bomb Iranian nuclear sites if diplomacy failed to stop Tehran getting the bomb.

Iranian officials have repeatedly insisted on an easing of sanctions and an acknowledgment of the country's right to enrich uranium, conditions that the United States and the EU have not accepted.

An EU embargo on Iranian oil takes full effect on July 1. Iran's crude oil exports have fallen by some 40 percent this year, according to the International Energy Agency.

"Those who replace logic in talks with illegitimate tools are responsible for harming the constructive trend of talks," Jalili wrote in his letter to Ashton, without elaborating.

A series of U.N. Security Council resolutions since 2006 have demanded Iran suspend all its enrichment-related activities due to concerns about the nature of the nuclear program.

Further adding to the pressure, Israel - widely believed to be the only nuclear armed country in the Middle East - has said time is running out for any effective air strikes to stop Iran getting the bomb.

(Writing by Zahra Hosseinian)

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All Iran has to do is sink one tanker coming from Saudi and then we will see more contructive results one way or the other. Victor or the vanquished LOL.

Jun 28, 2012 1:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ATAT wrote:
NK, Pakistan, Iran in four years:

“That wasn’t my bomb that was sold / supplied to be smuggled into and detonated in Israel.”

Instead of five years, the next Holocaust will last five minutes.

If God allowed Hiroshima, Nagasaki, He can also allow Tel Aviv, Haifa, Petah Tivah, that’s not even a million.

Unless someone is sure we’re more deserving of protection than our fathers? I don’t feel like I’m better than the previous generation… or the generation before that, or the generation before that, on back to biblical times, every generation. In the Crusades, one third of all Jews were murdered. Same ratio as the most recent Holocaust.

Now they can do it with a button. There are plenty of willing hands, plenty of petro-dollars, plenty of suppliers.

He who forgets history is condemned to repeat it.

The radical Muslims hate today Jews far more than the Nazis ever did, no Nazi was willing to blow himself up *just* to murder Jews.

The writing isn’t just on the wall, the only question is, will God intervene? Not if history is our guide (including Biblical history).

Jun 28, 2012 1:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Brazilian1 wrote:

History is not our ONLY guide!!! I believe that is good news.

I don’t know if you have seen my comment replying to you last time you said you think God will allow another Holocaust to happen.

Yes, He allowed the Holocaust to happen BUT He left a promise of restoration that has already come to pass. It was fulfilled in the independence of Israel in 1948.

All Biblical references pointing to the gathering of the Jews back to their homeland make it clear that after that happened, they would never be scattered or massively exterminated again. That means, after 1948, no more Holocaust.

Which does not mean off course the Jews would no longer have wars.

To the best of my knowledge, there are still at least two predicted wars awaiting to be fulfilled: the one in Psalm 83, which is a regional war that Israel will fight, and the broader war in Ezekiel 38 and 39, in which Israel will not even fight – God himself will fight.

It seems the war in Psalm 83 will happen before the war of Ezekiel 38 and 39. Several details in both passages point to that direction.

Yes, the radical Muslims hate the Jews, but they are the same enemies Israel has always had, only the names have changed.

And please do not let anyone convince you that the Replacement Theology is true. It is absolutely FALSE!

Jun 28, 2012 2:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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