Thursday, January 23, 2014

Iran's President Assures Davos Elite Nuclear Program is Peaceful After Foreign Minister Tells CNN 'We Did Not Agree to Dismantle Anything'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani today assured the Davos elite that "nuclear weapons have no place" in Iran's "security strategy and Iran has no motivation to move in that direction."

Yesterday, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif told CNN the White House is exaggerating Iran's nuclear deal concessions.

"We did not agree to dismantle anything," Zarif said.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's response to Rouhani's Davos speech is set forth below.

          Rouhani is continuing with the Iranian show of deception.
At a time when Rouhani condemns the killing of innocents, dozens of innocents were recently executed in Iran. 
At a time when Rouhani talks about a positive approach to technology, he prevents Iranians from freely surfing the Internet. 
At a time when Rouhani talks about peace with the countries of the Middle East, he refuses – even today – to recognize the existence of the State of Israel, and his regime daily calls for the destruction of the State of Israel. 
At a time when Rouhani claims that Iran is not interested in a nuclear project for military purposes, Iran continues to strengthen its centrifuges and heavy water reactor, and to arm itself with intercontinental missiles, the sole purpose of which is for nuclear weapons. 
Rouhani has admitted that a decade ago, he deceived the West in order to advance the Iranian nuclear program. He is doing this today as well. 
The goal of the Iranian ayatollahs' regime, which is hiding behind Rouhani's smiles, is to ease sanctions without conceding on their program to produce nuclear weapons.
Therefore, the international community must not go astray after this deception, and it must prevent Iran from attaining the ability to produce nuclear weapons.

Netanyahu nailed it. Iran's "motivation" isn't the issue. Iran's intentions are what matters. There is no evidence that Iran's intentions have changed with Rouhani at the regime's helm. These are: to dominate the Middle East by destroying Israel, destabilizing Saudi Arabia and driving the United States from the region.

The assembled elite in Switzerland should read the history of the run-up to World War II. Hitler also promised peace. Time and again, the Nazi dictator assured the European powers that Germany's intentions were peaceful, that it sought only relatively minor territorial concessions, etc. Britain and France made the fatal mistake of believing him. They appeased Germany to preserve the peace; but the policy of appeasement, instead of preventing war, made it inevitable … on Germany's terms.

Similarly, appeasement of Iran--in fact, the West aims to actually align with the clerical fascist regime in Tehran--will make war with the atomic ayatollah and his missile-mad mullahs inevitable. On their terms.

ENDNOTE: The notion that oil-rich Iran would have risked and suffered so much to develop civilian nuclear power defies reason. Moreover, countries interested only in peaceful nuclear power don't support and subsidize nuclear-armed North Korea. Pyongyang and Tehran are partners in proliferation, collaborators in nuclear and missile crimes. Iran has played an important role in North Korea's illicit achievements; Iranian regime representatives have attended North Korea's nuclear tests and ICBM launches. For what purpose?

The following questions must also be asked: Is Iran in possession of dirty bombs? If the answer is yes, as many observers believe, how many dirty bombs does Iran have? What types--are they advanced, as some experts suspect? Remember: the term nuclear weapons does not usually cover dirty bombs.