Azara Blog: Iran says it will continue its nuclear programme

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Date published: 2007/02/25

The BBC says:

Iran will not go back on its controversial nuclear programme, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says.

A day before leading UN members discuss further sanctions against Tehran, he compared Iran's programme to a train with no brakes and no reverse gear.

The president's tone was echoed by a deputy foreign minister who said Iran was ready for any situation, even war.

But US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said what Iran needed was not a reverse gear, but a stop button.

She also said she was prepared to meet Iranian officials if Iran stopped nuclear enrichment.

How generous of Rice. America (or its proxy Israel, on its behalf) will almost certainly attack Iran. Bush is losing one war and is extremely unpopular at home. Starting a new war and playing the patriotism card is a sure way to increase his popularity in the US, at least in the short term. Meanwhile, currently many Iranian citizens despise their own government and are actually pro-American. If Bush bombs Iran that will all change, and all Iranians will back their government.

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