UN Chief Has Hope– Urges Obama To Start Talks With Iran
UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon wants Obama to start talks with the Iranian Regime immediately.
Iranian Fars News reported:
TEHRAN (FNA)- US should engage in negotiations with Iran to immediately resolve the country’s nuclear issue, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday.
Ban also expressed hope about the foreign policies of the new US President, Barack Obama.
He urged all the parties engaged in Iranian nuclear issue to immediately solve the problem using dialogue and engagement.
The United States and Iran broke diplomatic relations in April 1980, after Iranian students seized the United States’ espionage center at its embassy in Tehran. The two countries have had tense relations ever since. Washington has ratified a congressional budget and conducted efforts for a regime change in Tehran, but to no avail.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a speech to mark the 30th anniversary of the victory of Islamic Revolution on Tuesday, said that Iran is ready to attend talks with the United States on equal footing and based on mutual respect.
“It is quite clear that real change must be fundamental and not tactical. It is clear the Iranian nation welcomes real changes. The Iranian nation is ready to hold talks but talks in a fair atmosphere with mutual respect,” Ahmadinejad told a mass rally at Tehran’s Azadi square referring to Barack Obama’s slogan about “change in US policies”.
While Team “O” fiddles with the mullahs, the regime will move right along with their nuke program. It is likely that Iran will have enough enriched uranium to make a single nuclear weapon later this year.
Michael Rubin at The Corner sees two immediate tests ahead for Obama concerning Iran:
1) The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) has asked to interview Obama as a way to reach out to the Iranian people. Should Obama choose to address the Iranian people, he must decide: Will he address the Iranian people through state media and thereby signal that the path to Iranian hearts and minds goes through the regime, or will he reach out directly using Radio Farda or Voice of America-Persian service? If the former, he will, in effect, throw the media services so important during the Cold War under the bus.
2) Iran has announced that it will place seven arrested Bahais on trial next week for alleged espionage, a capital offense. The charges are a sham. Will Obama engage Ahmadinejad under such circumstances and signal to the regime that their is no consequence for throwing religious minorities under the bus? Obama’s supporters in Washington may not pay attention, but I can guarantee that the circles around Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Khamenei will be watching closely.
The answer to the first question is A. Obama will speak with the regime’s news agency and not Radio Farda. The answer to the second question is “no comment.” Obama will not bring up the suffering of religious minorities when talking with the regime.
Obama will prop up the regime– period.
He will not be a liberator. He will not bring freedom to the Iranian people.
Nor will he attack Iran when they announce they have the bomb.
The people of Iran might as well get used to the regime.
The mullahs will only be empowered by the Marxisant radical in the White House.
Hat Tip Larwyn