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Obama’s top Iran official resigns

Press TV – August 1, 2010

Head of the US State Department’s Iran desk, John Limbert, has resigned from his post due to disillusionment with the Obama administration’s “outreach” to Tehran.

US President Barack Obama assigned the retired diplomat, who was one of the 52 Americans held captive in Tehran following the 1979 Revolution, to the Iran desk nine months ago.

“The Obama administration has been in office now for over a year and a half and I think everyone thought we would be in a better place with Iran,” Limbert told NPR on Saturday — one day after stepping down.

He added that few current US officials understand the Iranian culture and speak the language, describing three decades of hostility as “ghosts” impeding diplomatic dialogue.

Obama named Philo L. Dibble as Limbert’s successor. Analysts have viewed the change as a shift in Washington’s Iran policy.

The resignation comes amid a standoff over Iran’s nuclear program over accusations that Tehran is pursuing a military nuclear program.

Iran rejects the allegation, arguing that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty it has the right to peaceful nuclear technology.

In line with measures adopted by the US, the European Union, Canada and Australia on Monday imposed unilateral sanctions against Iran’s energy industry.

The new sanctions come one month after the UN Security Council approved a US-drafted sanctions resolution targeting the country’s financial and military sectors.

Recent reports, however, suggest the US and Israel are preparing for an attack on the Islamic Republic.

The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen told NBC on Sunday that the US military is prepared to attack Iran and stop it from building “weapons.” Mullen, however, expressed concern about the possible repercussions of such a strike.

On Friday, a Jerusalem-based open intelligence source website reported that Israel is currently simulating attacks on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

The military drills dubbed “Blue Sky 2010,” are underway in Romania.

August 1, 2010 - Posted by | Progressive Hypocrite, Wars for Israel

1 Comment

  1. He did the right thing, ethically. To stay another microsecond in that puppet’s employ would have dishonored him greatly.

    Unfortunately for Iran, the U.S.S.A. is embarked on a very dangerous path which ultimately leads to cruise missile attack and tactical nuclear weapon attack on Teheran and outlying areas around the capitol, under the ‘ruse’ of retaliating for something that Israel ‘false flags’ into existence.

    What would be ethical at this stage of the game is every single person with a conscience, and a spine, just wholesale ‘resign’ from the government in the U.S.S.A., citing ‘ethics’ reasons (the government’s, not their own).

    Ah, but that won’t ever happen. Won’t ever happen.

    Soon, very soon, the bombers, cruise missiles, and the death raining down will begin, and all the world will be plunged into a World War the likes nobody has seen before in our modern times. Or will it?

    Perhaps after the last Iranian’s are buried (if they can be found) and the long litany of U.S. soldiers names gets improperly and inadequately reported to the mindless dufus’ in the U.S.S.A., there might not be much turmoil because all of the free peoples of the earth will have laid down in compliant servitude to the New World Order(odor) that Bush I spoke about, and that all C.F.R. and Trilateral Commission whores in the U.S. govt. and governments all over the glove, have sworn to the ROTHSCHILDS overlords they will put into place.

    Just think. A world where your only aspiration is to live one more day so you can eat your gruel, trudge to your slave labor wages job if you even have one, and watch the huge screen with everyone’s hero, Big Brother, declaring another ‘victory’ against some unheard of before today, army, labelled; “The TOILET” by yet one more simple service asshole who shall forever remain infamously namelessly anonymous.

    I think we’re there. This guy knew we’ve arrived.


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