The U.N. Committee on Nuclear Energy, the United States and Iran has resumed their talks today in Baghdad. Tehran says they are “willing to discuss potential intrusive, international inspection of secret military facilities.”
The U.N. delegates have rising expectations that Iran might be seeking a diplomatic solution to the nuclear impasse.
The U.S. has a “wait and see” mentality. And Israel continues to warn that Iran is only buying more time, and their talk is nothing more than a negotiating tactic.
If you understood Farsi, the most widely used Persian language, spoken in Iran – what you probably would be hearing is . . . “We are willing to sit down and talk with you as long as you are willing to hear the same old rhetoric and broken promises. Personally we find your whole attitude to be intrusive, wanting to inspect our secret military facilities, but we can talk about it, until the 5th Friday of this month or the 6th Friday of next month, as long as we have time to build our bomb. Why, we will even be willing to show you a few empty store rooms in old areas we have cleaned up, sanitized areas where we used to work on nuclear projects. Give us a little more time and we will have our nuclear laboratories buried so deep you will never be able to find them. We have as much right to be a nuclear nation as Israel does. We could even stop our uranium enrichment. We already have enough fuel for the weapons we are making.”
Talking is one thing, immediate action is something else. Broken promises between Islam and the Infidels are a whole other ballgame. Besides the negotiating that goes on behind closed doors, Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said from Tehran that “policies of pressure and intimidation are futile.” He urged the nuclear commission “to adopt policies to show good will to solve this issue,” and said that Iran hoped “in a day or two we can bring good news” from the Baghdad talks.
Good news for the Israelis would be that Iran has stopped uranium enrichment and is shelving their nuclear ambitions right away.
Good news for the U.N. would be that Iran has decided to not break any more rules or sanctions and will cooperate fully with the world community. The U.N. wants a wide-ranging deal to bring Iran back into compliance with Security Council resolutions and assurances that Iran is not trying to build a nuclear weapon.
Good news for Iran would be if the talks continued, and agreements were drawn up to alleviate the international sanctions, so they can take their time to develop nuclear weapons and enrich their nuclear fuels.
The truth is that Western led sanctions are about to become even more severe and Israel is growing impatient to put a stop to Iran’s folly.
Any official agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran on how to proceed with the many complains and unsolved issues is going to take time to turn a plan into action. Time may not be on their side! A nuclear energy agency official said the Baghdad negotiations are about trying to figure out Iran’s intentions and bringing Iran into full compliance.
Iran, the U.S. and the U.N. are on a nuclear seesaw, up and down, back and forth it goes. The problem is that no one really gets anywhere as long as they are on a teeter-totter and even a seesaw needs a little balance.
The problem with this nuclear seesaw is that someone has to have two feet on the ground while another has their head up in the clouds. Iran’s goal seems to be, to knock the Christians and Jews off the teeter-totter. Some say the Classic Teeter Totter promotes cooperative play and helps develop motor skills among children, the immature ones. I say it is time to grow-up and face the real world. You can get hurt on a seesaw.