Nuclear Iran, Reloaded

In the Reloaded version of my blog, I'll write about Iran, its nuclear program, its culture, and most importantly, myself.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

warnings preceding another EU-Iran session

Another session is scheduled for tomorrow and warnings are issued. It is interesting that this time the issued warnings are stronger from the Iranian side:

Neither Iran nor Europe want the negotiations to fail. I think EU3 will not give a yes or no answer and Iran, unlike what it said, will NOT resume its enrichment.

But if the trend continues, Iran may change policy. Cyrus (Sirous) Naseri once told on Jam-e-Jam television that the team has studied every possible EU response thoroughly. Hope they don't go mad when they hear the bad news.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Iran: Vision out of sight

I think the past 25 years of frozen relationship between Iran and United States has turned many Americans blind about Iran and Iranians. While most of the muslim nations do not accept persians as TRUE! muslims (and accuse them of not following the TRUE! Islamic practices), Iranians are called extremists by some Americans. :). Follow the link to see an example of how some Americans think that Iran is going to attack them.

WorldNetDaily's Iran plans to knock out U.S. with 1 nuclear bomb

Being cautious is not a bad thing. Being paranoid is personal. But, accusing others is not acceptable.
Points to ponder:

  • What type of interest can Iran have in attacking a super-power. Do they think Iran will attack the United States and leave the planet to planet Mars?
  • Do they think that Iran, with so many science talents (email me if you need examples), does not have a sane politician to advise them of the consequences?
  • Has Iran attacked any other country in the past 200 years or more? No.
  • Has Iran attacked and killed american people? No.

United States, however, has ignited several wars (I had the chance to follow 3 of them on the news as they happened). United States has also the history of attacking an Iranian commercial airliner in 1988 where some 290 men, women, and children were killed.

Who should be afraid of whom then?

Sunday, April 24, 2005


Watch the FOX News Channel on Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT for "Iran: The Nuclear Threat," hosted by Chris Wallace.

related story:
U.S. & World - Iran Hid Nuclear Plans for Nearly 2 Decades

Iran did hide its nuclear program for two decades. However, the IAEA has been intensively inspecting Iran's nuclear facilities for two years with not even one single evidence of diversion towards military use of the technology. Despite the fact that Stanford University researchers suggested the idea of nuclear power plants some 30 years ago, US claims that the oil-rich Iran does not need nuclear power. At the same time, US tries to intervene and block the construction of "the peace pipeline" that delivers gas from Iran to India through Pakistan.
The only way to explain this strategy is to say that this whole idea of "Nuclear Threat" is just a political tactic to apply pressure. They've got it wrong though; this wouldn't pressure the mullahs, because what they are doing is legal. This would only pressure the Iranian people.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Obscurity is an essence

After taking weeks of home-wrapped consultation prescription medicine, the negotiators from both sides have re-gained their momentum and re-calibrated their coordination to get back to the table fresh and strong. As usual both sides distribute propaganda to examine the other side's reaction; Rock-solid Europe says "cessation is cessation", while Iran insists in its idea of utilizing nuclear technology for peaceful purposes only.
An Iranian diplomat praises the French president for
backing Iran's new proposal while Iran is accused of smuggling Uranium from its monitored sites, a charge that Iran denies.
Outside the playground the Iran-born
Katsov claims he shook hand with Khatami and at the same time Sharon reassesses the ruled-out options about Iran on the table in Texas (aside from reviewing the "peace road map" play!).
The only thing I don't understand is the reason behind Katsav's claim. I have not seen any picture of the actual hand-shaking. At least one picture should have gone public after
Khatami's denial if it actually occurred during the pope's funeral.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

News Summary

  • Reuters' UN Tallies Uranium in Iran Amid Suspicions -Diplomats
  • Reuters' Russia Delays Nuke Fuel Shipments to Iran -Source
  • Aljazeera's Iran: No giving up uranium enrichment

  • Friday, April 01, 2005

    Iran's Nuclear Fuel Shipped

    Reuters' Iran's Nuclear Fuel Shipped
    Update: The link to Reuters' video file doesn't seem to be a permanent link.