No progress in Iran nuke talks'
19/07/2008 21:47 - (SA)
Geneva - The European Union's diplomatic chief Javier Solana said on Saturday that there had been "insufficient" progress in attempts to persuade Iran to give up its nuclear programme after high-level talks in Geneva.
The international community was still waiting for a response from Iran on a proposed package of incentives if Tehran gave up its nuclear programme after talks in Geneva, he said.
Teddy Roosevelt said, "Speak softly, but carry a big stick!" What's our big stick?
You can't negotiate from "equal" position, but from a "superior" position!
Obama says he won't allow Iran to get nukes, but when he's talked himself hoarse, what's the "big stick" he will use? If BO wins this fall, I predict Iran will have nukes within his first two years in office!
But Iran is hell-bent on getting nukes and won't stop unless forced to militarily and BO won't do it! And even if Israel goes after Iran, I'm not convinced BO will do anything to back them up!
The NIE asserts that the earliest Iran could produce enough HEU for a weapon is late 2009, but a 2010 to 2015 time frame is more likely.sourceMark Fitzpatrick, senior fellow for nonproliferation at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, says if Iran were to stockpile sufficient LEU they would be able to produce 25 kg of weapons-grade uranium for production of a single bomb "within a couple of months."