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    Re: Iran: We will never develop nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    I'm with you. Unfortunately, deception is a part of politics and even if this one man is sincere there is nothing to stop a subsequent leader from acting differently.
    EXCLUSIVE: Iran president blames Israel for 'instability,' calls for peace - World News

    When asked if The Holocaust was real

    "I'm not a historian. I'm a politician," he replied. "What is important for us is that the countries of the region and the people grow closer to each other, and that they are able to prevent aggression and injustice."
    A simple yes would have sufficient

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    Re: Iran: We will never develop nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Because for thousands of years, we've gotten nothing but truth, integrity, and peace from this refined, sophisticated, and exemplary region of the earth.
    In ancient Persia one the greatest crimes that could be committed was to tell a lie. Also for a decent period of time you could say the Persians or Middle Easterns in general were a more "civilized" people than those of Europe.

    So although they may not be the most exemplary people on Earth right now, let's not deny them their place in history.
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    Re: Iran: We will never develop nuclear weapons

    Why develop them when you can just buy them with all the money you are making off Obama blocking the Keystone pipeline

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    Re: Iran: We will never develop nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by falcata View Post
    In ancient Persia one the greatest crimes that could be committed was to tell a lie. Also for a decent period of time you could say the Persians or Middle Easterns in general were a more "civilized" people than those of Europe.

    So although they may not be the most exemplary people on Earth right now, let's not deny them their place in history.
    I have no issue with the general population of Iranians. It's just that the leaders and power structure really sucks, and since they rule with an iron fist, the people have little say or actual representation in the world at large.
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    Re: Iran: We will never develop nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    I'm liking this guy... at least via comparison to his predecessors.

    Iran's president Rouhani: We will never develop nuclear weapons

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told NBC News on Wednesday that the country will never develop nuclear weapons and that he has the clout to make a deal with the West on the disputed atomic program.

    “In its nuclear program, this government enters with full power and has complete authority,” Rouhani told Ann Curry, NBC News national and international correspondent and anchor at large, in his first interview with a U.S. news outlet since his election.

    “The problem won't be from our side,” he said at the presidential compound in Tehran. “We have sufficient political latitude to solve this problem.”

    “We consider war a weakness. Any government or administration that decides to wage a war, we consider a weakness. And any government that decides on peace, we look on it with respect to peace.”
    I'm just curious, but has Iran ever said that they would develop nuclear weapons? Because from what I've been hearing, they've been denying their intentions all along.

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    Re: Iran: We will never develop nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I'm really hoping the guy is for real, and is representative of a good number of Iranians.
    Fully agree they are the most westernized of that region. I'm hoping what happens is that he makes good social progress there that the people like,e which drives a huge control wedge between the pres and the mullahs, ultimately driving the mullahs out of power.
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    Re: Iran: We will never develop nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    I'm liking this guy... at least via comparison to his predecessors.

    Iran's president Rouhani: We will never develop nuclear weapons

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told NBC News on Wednesday that the country will never develop nuclear weapons and that he has the clout to make a deal with the West on the disputed atomic program.

    “In its nuclear program, this government enters with full power and has complete authority,” Rouhani told Ann Curry, NBC News national and international correspondent and anchor at large, in his first interview with a U.S. news outlet since his election.

    “The problem won't be from our side,” he said at the presidential compound in Tehran. “We have sufficient political latitude to solve this problem.”

    “We consider war a weakness. Any government or administration that decides to wage a war, we consider a weakness. And any government that decides on peace, we look on it with respect to peace.”
    Although the rhetoric might be encouraging, Iran's actual position will become clear only through concrete proposals and policy actions. Moreover, Ayatollah Khamenei remains Iran's paramount leader. Former President Ahmadinejad engaged in bid to wrest some power from Iran's Supreme Leader but ultimately lost that battle when he overreached. It is not clear with President Rouhani has the degree of leverage Ahmadinejad had prior to his ill-fated power struggle.

    For now, there is encouraging rhetoric. Rhetoric, itself, entails to big responsibilities. Policy actions, including negotiating positions, will determine whether Iran is shifting course or merely trying to soften the international community without making a meaningful and credible shift in policy. Maybe I'm overly skeptical, but I'll reserve judgment until there is a concrete Iranian proposal or response to the international community actually on the table. I'll also watch Iran's actions related to its nuclear activities.

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    Re: Iran: We will never develop nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I have no issue with the general population of Iranians. It's just that the leaders and power structure really sucks, and since they rule with an iron fist, the people have little say or actual representation in the world at large.

    this is true, Rick Steves, world traveler went to Iran, and they loved americans, and american things, everyone was eager to talk with him and very friendly....general populations can get along, it is governments which causes most of the problems.

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    Re: Iran: We will never develop nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Oh, good gawd, here we go.

    America is a cat fight compared to that abortion of cultural inferiority in the Middle East. They've evolved at the pace of the common cockroach.
    ever hear of Arabic numerals? back in the middle ages Islamic empires were more advanced in terms of research and culture. Islamic doctors had knowledge of herbs and medical cures, and back then i would have been safer being treated by a Arabic doctor then a European one.

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    Re: Iran: We will never develop nuclear weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I'm really hoping the guy is for real, and is representative of a good number of Iranians.
    Hitle promised he wouldn't invade Poland, too.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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