Omid Memarian

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Another Jolt for the Nuclear Talks

Iran’s announcement of the resumption of its nuclear research activities brought about a strong response from European countries. This is the topic of my stroy about what is going on at the Iran's nuclear case. Look at the story on my website or Roozonline daily:

When the Majlis (Iran’s Parliament) speaker’s speech at the Russian Duma was cancelled and a meeting with Putin was put off because of Ahmadinejad’s rhetoric against Israel, conservatives in Iran called policy makers to distance themselves from Russia and review their nuclear policy strategy vis-à-vis the northern neighbor. Then came the announcement of a large weapon’s contract between Iran and Russia, bringing back hopes that the Russians would support Iran in its nuclear drive. But the recent statements are reminiscent of what happened with India late last year, which despite Iran’s large business deals, ended in India’s non-support for Iran at the IAEA meeting which found Iran at fault and warned of possible UN Security Council referral. China, the other country towards whom there have been calls in Iran to strengthen ties for support on the nuclear issue, has shown in the past that it would not jeopardize its sensitive relations with the US over Iran.


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