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Senators urge Obama to stop talks with Iran, reveal Zionist influence

Press TV – June 16, 2012

Forty-four US Republican and Democrat senators have written a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to stop talks with the Islamic Republic altogether unless Iran “agrees to take immediate steps to curb its uranium enrichment activity.”

“Steps it [Iran] must take immediately are shutting down of the Fordow [nuclear] facility, freezing enrichment above five percent, and shipping all uranium enriched above five percent out of the country,” the letter published on Saturday added.

The US senators’ letter is verbatim echo of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks in an address he made to the Civil Services Commission in Jerusalem (al-Quds) on May 21, just two days before the P5+1 sit down in Baghdad for talks with Iran.

Netanyahu said in his speech that “Israel would only be satisfied if Iran halted all uranium enrichment and shipped its stockpiles out of the country.”

He added that Tehran must also close its underground Fordow nuclear facility at the city of Qom, south of the capital Tehran.

“This is the only way it will be possible to ensure that Iran does not get a nuclear bomb…. This is Israel’s position. It has not changed, and it will not change,” Netanyahu emphasized.

Referring to a third round of talks between Iran and the P 5+1– the US, Britain, France, China, and Russia plus Germany –, scheduled for Moscow on June 18 and 19, the senators wrote, “Were Iran to agree to and verifiably implement these steps, this would demonstrate a level of commitment by Iran to the process and could justify continued discussions beyond the meeting in Moscow.”

“On the other hand, if the sessions in Moscow produce no substantive agreement, we urge you to reevaluate the utility of further talks at this time and instead focus on significantly increasing the pressure on the Iranian government through sanctions and making clear that a credible military option exist,” they added.

The senators also threatened that “the window for diplomacy is closing” on Iran.

Iranian officials have frequently said the country would never give up its inalienable right to peaceful uses of nuclear energy, including by mastering the full cycle of nuclear fuel and all its components such as enriching uranium to levels allowed for by the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

On Friday, June 15, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili once more emphasized that Tehran expects its right to nuclear technology, including uranium enrichment, be recognized during the upcoming talks with the P5+1 in Moscow as that right is clearly defined by the NPT.

He added that Iran’s nuclear activities are entirely under the control of the IAEA and the Islamic Republic is conducting its nuclear energy program in full compliance with the NPT.

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Link for Letter

Signed by Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Susan Collins (R-ME), Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), James Risch (R-ID), Ron Wyden (D-OR), David Vitter (R-LA), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Mark Pryor (D-AR), John Cornyn (R-TX), Robert Casey Jr. (D-PA), John Boozman (R-AR), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Scott Brown (R-MA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Hoeven (R-ND), Jeff Merkeley (D-OR), Daniel Coats (R-IN), Christopher Coons (D-DE), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Ben Nelson (D-NE), Patrick Toomey (R-PA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Mike Lee (R-UT), Daniel Inouye (D-HI), Rob Portman (R-OH), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Dean Heller (R-NV), Jon Tester (D-MT), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Mark Warner (D-VA), Carl Levin (D-MI), and Mark Begich (D-AK).

June 16, 2012 - Posted by | Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Militarism, Wars for Israel | , , ,

3 Comments

  1. 44 Zionist puppets, should be tared and feathered!!!

    Comment by Jay Colbe | June 16, 2012

  2. Phone your elected officials and tell them in no uncertain terms that you will vote them out-of-office if they support another war. If enough people do this, they will listen. Watch this video on Y o u t u b e: US politicians accepting donations from Iranian terrorist group.

    Comment by LVG | June 17, 2012

  3. ‘……Netanyahu said in his speech that “Israel would only be satisfied if Iran halted all uranium enrichment and shipped its stockpiles out of the country.”……’

    President Kennedy wanted to inspect Israel’s nuclear power plant to prevent a nuclear arms race. That was motive enough to assassinate him; and it appears more and more, that they did! A real and totally objective investigation would most likely provide more than circumstantial evidence with motive, means, and methodology.

    Hypocrisy is no deterrent in Geo-political criminality by imperialist. It is a matter of projection by the Israelis, they know they are liars, and threaten the world with nuclear attack if they do not get what they want by lesser means. Look up ‘The Sampson Option’

    I would love to see the same application forced upon Israel. In fact on all countries! Which means all nuclear power plants the world over. The job of keeping them from exploding and otherwise keeping them from leaking their nuclear poison; is the highest priority that must be made and maintained in perpetuity. It has not even began as is completely self-evident today with a steady stream, river, of radiation poisoning the Pacific Ocean and the entire atmosphere of the Northern Hemisphere.

    It must be pointed out that those awful old reactors in Japan are Made in the USA by General Electric or GE; and there are 23 of these time-bombing in the United States, with four of them shut down in California this year as unsafe. The Los Angeles Times conducted a Public Opinion Poll and found that over 85% of Californians were against ever restarting any of them.

    The US Federal Government has imposed a gag-order on everyone, for not one official has done anything to take effective action, even to alert the public; and institute prevention and detoxification guidelines or material assistance.

    The United States has no Right to have nuclear power plants! The US is the only nation to use nuclear weapons. And that was while negotiations on terms of surrender were underway, hitting totally civilian targets; for psychological warfare against the Soviet Union. President Harry Truman committed those Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes to start the Cold War and that resulted in the nuclear arms race, that no president made any known honest effort to do. Khrushchev offered the opportunity to end it all, total nuclear disarmament, and President Kennedy refused. The source of that information is from the back-channel correspondence:

    KENNEDY-KHRUSHCHEV EXCHANGES http://www.state.gov/www/about_state/history/volume_vi/exchanges.html It runs 162 pages according to my Print Preview.

    Obama is 100% in favor of, building all the nuclear power plants he can. And has extended the life of the oldest and likely the most dangerous units among the 104 nuclear power plants in the US. Finally there are 450 nuclear power plants on Earth, with tons and tons of spent fuel rods, and all in danger to near eternal radiation of land, sea, and air into infinity!

    Comment by Bill Mitchell | June 17, 2012


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