Wednesday, December 18, 2013

U.S. And EU In Desperate Bid To Save Sinking Nuclear Accord With Iran

This story will become more and more apparent as the truth has to leak out sooner or later. As expected, the so-called "nuclear agreement" with Iran was nothing but a complete charade. Meanwhile, their race towards nuclear weapons continues, unabated:

The European Union and Iran announced Wednesday that the talks on the technical aspects of the interim nuclear accord with the six powers - broken off in Vienna Friday Dec. 13 - would be resumed in Geneva Thursday, Dec. 19. This is a desperate attempt to enliven the dying momentum of nuclear diplomacy. 

1. Iran has repudiated the Geneva nuclear deal and now maintains that it was never a real accord. The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afgham put it this way: “There is no treaty and no pact, only a statement of intent.”

This statement galvanized Secretary of State John Kerry to put in an urgent call to Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, at the end of which both pledged their commitment to the document solemnly signed in Geneva on Nov. 24.

2. Sunday, the journal Kayan, the mouthpiece of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said this in an editorial: “The six-month period of the accord is meaningless; a final agreement might even take 20 years to negotiate.”

Clearly, the Iranians are reverting to their old tactics of talks for the sake of more talks.

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, who spent the week making the rounds of European capitals, said: “Now we have to talk about reviving the talks on modalities.”
In other words, the nuclear negotiations were still stuck at the stage of discussing how to proceed and nowhere near getting down to substantive issues.
3. Our sources note that over and above Tehran’s predisposition to foot-dragging, another major snag looms large: The Geneva accord never fixed a starting date for the six-month nuclear freeze and negotiating period on a comprehensive agreement, leaving it to the technical teams to discuss.

This left the door open for Tehran to slow the technical discussions down to a crawl, before there is any sign of progress - a lacuna spotted by Kayhan when it referred to "20 years" of negotiations. Iran can meanwhile cash in on diplomatic and economic rewards.

It was therefore not surprising to hear from Washington Wednesday that the original elation generated by President Barack Obama and John Kerry over the Geneva deal had made way for gloom and pessimism.
Senior administration officials, including Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman, who led the American team of negotiators in Geneva, were quoted by US media as saying they were “very skeptical” about the outcome of further talks with the Iranians.  
They were coming to realize that without unacceptable concessions on both sides, the American and the Iranian, there was no way that the ambitious US venture into nuclear diplomacy would get anywhere.


David said...


Have you ever heard of Ervin Baxter?
If so, what's your take on him?

David P

Scott said...

I've seen him a few times on TV. I believe he's a mid-tribber (or he may be pre-wrath, I forget). So obviously I don't agree with him on that. I tend to agree with 80-90% of what he says - but a few weeks ago, I believe he was misinterpreting the beast of Rev 17 7 heads (I forget exactly what he was saying)...But as far as current events, his study of the AC, and many other aspects of prophecy, he is pretty interesting and in alignment with the traditional literal views.

David said...

I noticed a couple things as well that I didn't agree with. Just another reason to back up what's said with scripture.

On another note: I am so ticked off!!! Big time!!!!! Anything and everything goes if you are anti-God. How is it that a country, founded on Christian values, one nation, under God, until one person gets offended and suddenly prayer gets taken out of school? The ten commandments are removed from government buildings. Our military is forced to accept openly gay soldiers, while Christian Chaplains are ordered not to minister using the name of Jesus. Troops are made to go through " alternative lifestyle" sensitivity training. And the ill repute goes on. But let someone (Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty) speak the truth about homosexuality and he gets banned from his own show. I have a full arm tattoo of Galgotha , the place of the skull, with 3 crosses, depicting the crucifiction. A permanent reminder of what Jesus did for me. And guess what? I won't cover it up and it will never come off. The persecution of Christians has steadily increased, while we Christians Stan idle. Its time we take back our country.

David P.

Sandra said...

David, you are truly a passionate man of is so good to read such heart felt passion for our Saviour Jesus Christ, King of Kings Lord of Lords. Someday every knee will bow and every tongue will confess He is Lord!


One fine day said...

That was upsetting to me as well. I can't believe that we Christians are made the enemy. This country was found on Christians principles if you don't agree go back to your own Country and try to exercise freedom there. I am of Cuban descent, I came here as a child, I learned English became an American, a Christian and will remain one! I stand on the word of God! Like it or not. If the shoe fits wear it!

One fine day said...

I had listened and read somethings by Ervin Baxter , I did not agree with some of his viewpoints either! I'm still learning, but agree with the pre trib view.