A predominantly one-topic blog: how is it that the most imminent and lethal implication for humankind - the fact that the doctrine of "Mutually Assured Destruction" will not work with Iran - is not being discussed in our media? Until it is recognized that MAD is dead, the Iranian threat will be treated as a threat only to Israel and not as the global threat which it in fact is.
A blog by Mladen Andrijasevic
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Surprise, surprise, Iran has betrayed the Geneva deal
Despite last weekend's agreement, Iran still plans to continue its uranium enrichment programme.
By Douglas Murray
At the start
of this weekI hintedthat the negotiations which went on in
Geneva last weekend were not a meeting of equals.
On one side were the Iranians, representing the clear wishes of
their unelected Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameini. On the other were the
P5+1 countries joined by the unelected Supreme Baroness Catherine Ashton whose
primary desire seemed to be to just declare some deal – any deal.
So a wretched deal was done which has initiated the fraying and
eventual collapse of sanctions, and Baroness Ashton and Secretary Kerry hugged
each other for the cameras and got their moment of feeling like world saviours.
Now it is business as usual.
leaving Geneva Iran’s Foreign Ministersaid: ‘Today’s
agreement deals with several sectors, the most important of which is that
Iran’s enrichment program has been recognized, and this program will continue.’
the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijanitold the assembly,
‘We don’t need their [westerners’] permission for enriching uranium.’
government meanwhile has disputed the very wording of theGeneva agreement.
Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said on Tuesday:
been released by the website of the White House as a fact sheet is a one-sided
interpretation of the agreed text in Geneva and some of the explanations and
words in the sheet contradict the text of the Joint Plan of Action (the title
of the Iran-powers deal), and this fact sheet has unfortunately been translated
and released in the name of the Geneva agreement by certain media, which is not
Oh – and despite the fact that the agreed text stated that there
must not be ‘any further advances of its activities’ at the Arak reactor, the
Iranian Foreign Minister said on Wednesday that Iran will continue
‘construction’ at the Arak site.