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Two Decades of “Negotiations” and “Talks” with Iran

Posted By Majid Rafizadeh On October 18, 2013 @ 12:10 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 12 Comments

The two-day nuclear talks between Iran and the West, which are the first formal negotiations since the election of Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, resumed this week in Geneva. The talks in Geneva, which were held on Tuesday and Wednesday, involved representatives of Iran (primarily  Including  Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister and Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi) and the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, plus Germany – the so-called “P5+1″ group — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States plus Germany.

The predominant mainstream and liberal media — which has abandoned professional and nuanced journalism and analysis when it comes to its coverage on US foreign policy towards the Islamic Republic of Iran — has naively projected a “positive” result of meeting with the Iranian nuclear team, showing trust towards the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear enrichment, and revealing assurance of the advancment in the nuclear negotiations. In that regards, the coverage of these two-days talks have been very shallow and rudimentary.

Even the Obama administration’s delegation and the European representatives issued remarks that showed their satisfaction with the path that the Islamist leaders are taking in Tehran regarding spinning centrifuges and enriching uranium.

The US delegate and European representatives were pleased and contend with the presentation of the shrewd Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, who used the English language and power points to outline Tehran’s classic position through his presentation titled “Closing an unnecessary crisis: Opening new horizons.”  He insisted that Iran has the right to enrich uranium.

According to Reuters news, a senior State Department official said on condition of anonymity “The discussion was useful, and we look forward to continuing our discussions in tomorrow’s meetings with the full P5+1 (six powers) and Iran” several Western diplomats and representatives including a US State department official and Michael Mann, a spokesman for Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s top foreign policy official and the lead negotiator in the talks with Iran, pointed out that the Iranian proposal had been “very useful…. For the first time, very detailed technical discussions continued this afternoon.”

Without doubt, the Iranian Islamist and radical clerics and Ayatollah view this as scoring a significant victory against the West and Israel. Iranian leaders are probably even astonished at how easily it was to delude the West- with some nice words, exchanges of pleasantries, presenting a power point in the English language, and using a softer tone. What the leaders and the Ayatollahs of Islamic Republic of Iran really needs and are anxious bout, is one thing: Buy a little bit more time. Iranian leader are very anxious to have a year or less than year more time to achieve their hegemonic dream.

They have been very successful at achieving this method for over a decade since their clandestine nuclear activities in cities of Natanz and Arak were revelead by a Iranian oppositional group based outside the Islamic Republic of Iran. The meetings this week definitely indicated that Obama’s administration and European Union leaders are more than willing to buy the argument of the Islamic Republic of Iran to do more negotiations and more talks, and to give Tehran want it desires. They have been doing these talks and negotiations for 14 years and no result have been yielded. However, for the theocratic and Islamist leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran, many crucial  outcomes have resulted since they started playing around with the negotiations and talks -over its nuclear clandestine activities- with United States and the West 14 years ago.

First of all, by being able to buy time and delude the West, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the West, the Ayatollahs, Islamists, Imams and clerics in the Islamic Republic of Iran have been capable of reaching a 20 percent of Uranium which is considered to be a relatively technical short step from obtaining weapons-grade material and arms. Secondly, only in the last year, Iran’s nuclear abilities have advanced considerably in comparison to 2011-2012.  The Islamic Republic of Iran has increased thousands of advanced centrifuges which are continuing to spin as well as more Iranian engineers have been added to work on a plant that will produce plutonium. Increasingly number of  nuclear experts points out that Tehran is short step from having the capacity to quickly produce a nuclear weapon.

The almost two-decades of negotiations, dialogues, sanctions, exchanges of nice words and pleasantries, sending letters to the Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and nicely requesting the Islamic  Republic of Iran to slow down or halt its nuclear activities, have not yielded any constructive result. The Iranian regime is getting more and more fundamental, Islamist, abusing minorities, human rights, and threatening other states.

On the other hand, what is more intriguing, puzzling, mind boggling, and enigmatic is that  the  Obama’s administration and the European allies have not learned anything or acquired any experience from the years of failure to diplomatically and “kindly” requesting the Islamic Republic of Iran to slow down, halt its nuclear program, or become more transparent.

Finally, and more fundamentally, the only phenemonon that the Iranian Aytollahs and Islamist are anxious about is having a little bit more time  in order to culminate their over-a-decade of secrecy and clandestine nuclear work into concrete nuclear weapons and bombs and in order to transfer the 20 percent enriched uranium into nuclear warheads. This goal does not seem to be far anymore to achieve.

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