Monday, March 12, 2007

AFP:"Khatami urges Iran to compromise on nuclear"

Khatami is Iran's former President, the reformist who made great efforts at slowly changing Iranian society and improving relationships with Europe. He lost the presidential election to Ahmadinejad after the U.S. started its sabre rattling against Iran, thereby derailing the moderate reform going on.

Here's Khatami, in an article otherwise characterized by a very crude anti-Iranian slant:

"Khatami, reformist president from 1997 to 2005, told President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to make concessions over Iran's controversial atomic drive and avoid a second UN Security Council sanctions resolution.

"I believe we should pay a certain price, and pay it bravely, for talks and not head towards crisis as well as guaranteeing our rights in future," Khatami told the economic daily Sanaat va Tose'e (Industry and Development) in an interview.

"We must try to prevent the adoption of another resolution."


Then in amazing display of either sheer idiocy or willfull distortion, the AFP prints this:

"Khatami gave no indication of what the "price" might involve. The United States has repeatedly said negotiations with Iran are only possible if it first suspends sensitive nuclear work, which it has so far steadfastly refused to do."

Hey, dumb fucks, the price he was talking about was ceasing nuclear development. Don't you even read your own work?

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