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the only question that matters: is it true?

Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16


no need for sanctions against Iran

1. Iran has delivered response - cooperation

Iran's envoy to the UN atomic watchdog confirmed he had delivered Tehran's response on Thursday to a nuclear fuel deal drafted by the watchdog, ISNA news agency said. Ali Asghar Soltanieh told ISNA he had "given the response" to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. Earlier state-owned Arabic language Al-Alam television channel reported Tehran had handed over its response to IAEA.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that "conditions are ready" for a nuclear deal with world powers following a change in Western policy from "confrontation to cooperation." Ahmadinejad welcomed the prospect of an agreement on uranium enrichment.

..."Now the International Atomic Energy Agency is returning to its actual position which is to help independent nations and to create healthy relations with other nations," he said, referring to the UN watchdog which drew up the proposed deal between Iran and the major powers. Ahmadinejad said the West had previously adopted a policy of "confrontation and threats, but today it has changed its attitude and we welcome it. "We accept any hand extended to us in trust and honesty, without any plot or lie. But if that proves not to be the case, our response will be the same as we gave to (US president George W) Bush and his cronies," he said to cheers from the crowd.

read more @ al manar tv

2. oh hey i guess we won't need these then: key US panel approves new Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON - Iran's main gasoline suppliers, including British, French, Swiss and Indian firms, may face tough US sanctions under a bill that sailed through a key House of Representatives panel Wednesday.

By a voice vote, the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved legislation aimed at tightening the economic vise on Iran over its nuclear program.

The measure would empower US President Barack Obama to effectively block firms that supply Iran with refined petroleum products, or the ability to import or produce them at home, from doing business in the United States.

Democratic Representative Howard Berman, the committee's chairman, said the "urgency" of freezing Tehran's nuclear drive outweighed the "distasteful prospect" of inflicting considerable economic pain on the Iranian people. [sure it does fucker]

...Iran gets most of its gasoline imports from the Swiss firm Vitol, the Swiss/Dutch firm Trafigura, France's Total, the Swiss firm Glencore and British Petroleum, as well as the Indian firm Reliance.

read more @ middle east online

3. Kremlin aide says early sanctions against Iran hardly possible

MOSCOW, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Russian presidential aide Sergei Prikhodko said on Wednesday that sanctions against Iran are highly unlikely in the near future, Interfax news agency reported.

"The introduction of sanctions against Iran is unlikely in the near future," Prikhodko was quoted as telling reporters.

But the use of sanctions is "unavoidable" in some cases, Prikhodko said, referring to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's remarks that sanctions are not very effective, but sometimes "we are forced to impose sanctions." "This formula is still valid," the Kremlin official said.

read more @ chinaview

4. Jim Jones sent to make friends with Russia, we're good friends right? we can work together right?

US National Security Adviser James Jones stressed the White House's desire for friendly relations with Moscow as he met Russian officials on Thursday for nuclear disarmament talks. Jones, a retired US general, told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that President Barack Obama remained committed to mending ties with Moscow after they were badly strained in recent years.

"I would like to... on behalf of President Obama, reassure you and your colleagues that the path that US and Russian relations are on right now is one that's full of promise and potential," Jones said. "We want to do everything we can to bring that good state of an affairs to a conclusion," Jones added, at a meeting also included the top US and Russian negotiators working on the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).

read more @ al manar tv

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