Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A nuclear Iran...it's only a matter of time  
From: We Stand with Israel / info@westandwithisrael.org

The long anticipated negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program started and ended on Saturday with nothing more than an agreement to talk again in over a month.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “freebie” for Iran, as they are able to delay for more negotiations while continuing their path forward.

European and American diplomats, including Catherine Ashton, head of the EU delegation, called the meeting “constructive and useful” even though no details or positions on either side were negotiated.  Basically the talks were successful only in producing more talks and giving Iran a public relations victory and more time to sort out their nuclear program while inspectors are locked out of the country. 

While Iran used this platform to tell the world of its peaceful nuclear intentions, other Iranians were in North Korea to witness the failed rocket launch on FridayWhy would Iranian officials witness first hand a rocket launch from a rogue nuclear nation if they have no intention of making a nuclear weapon?

The high-profile rocket launch...was reportedly attended by 12 officials from the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHID).

The organisation, which is the subject of a number of international sanctions, attended in order to witness the launch at first hand, according to Yonhap news agency reports.

"The Iranians undoubtedly were there to observe the missile launch and receive test data from North Korea," a diplomatic source as quoted as telling the news agency.

News of North Korea's guests from Iran is likely to cast the spotlight onto the suspected relationship between the two nations in terms of the exchange of ballistic missile technology.

One such indication of their collaboration is the Shahab-3 ballistic missile developed by Iran's SHID which is widely believed to be a replica of North Korea's mid-range Nodong missile.
                                                                                                           The Telegraph, U. K.

These events in North Korea should be a wake-up call to American diplomats bent on curtailing Iran’s nuclear program.  Negotiating with a rogue nation does not work.  President Obama gave North Korea food aid in negotiations just a month ago, but the North went ahead with the rocket launch anyway, costing a starving nation a chance to feed its citizens. 

But the President believes that Iran is different, that sanctions on its government will force its hand at the nuclear table.  But Iran has continually made clear they believe they have a right to all nuclear technology and will not bow to pressure from the West. 

While the headlines in America will be positive in relation to Iran and continued negotiations, it is imperative you know what is going on behind the news. 

While the heavy sanctions have taken a toll on the people of Iran, the leaders are not hurting and the country continues to export oil.  They have taken their oil tankers off radar so as their deliveries will not be detected by international observers

All of this because Iran will not blink in the face of Western pressure and they realize that the longer talks drag out the closer they become to North Korea, which one day announced to the surprise of the world that they indeed have nuclear weaponsWill a similar course play out in Iran?  Only time will tell, time that Obama hopes goes past November. 

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