Thursday, October 28, 2010

US to 'offer' Iran a 'stricter' deal than the one it already rejected!

"...the conditions on Tehran would be even more onerous than a deal that the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, rejected last year......  many officials suspect that this latest initiative is likely to fail. But they say that it fulfills President Obama’s promise to keep negotiating even while the pressure of sanctions increases. ..."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like the US is planning on holding the talks in the hope that Iran walks out in order to build momentum for another round of sanctions.

In short, another wasted opportunity by the US.

In other related news today the EU breaks with US on oil exports/imports.

"If you want to send a tanker filled with refined petrol to Iran, and you have proved that you are not carrying any other goods that we deem illegal, Europe has no problem," said a European official who specializes in sanction policies and spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject. "We don't want any negative effect on the Iranian population or to deprive them of energy, so we do not follow U.S. measures that go beyond United Nations sanctions."