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Israeli Leader Thinks World Is ‘Very Close’ to Iran Nuke Deal

October 23, 2013 Iran Nuclear Program

Cautiously optimistic, meet hesitantly hopeful. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has long been concerned about Iran’s nuclear program, but on Wednesday he said he thinks the world powers are “very close” to a good deal on Iran’s nuclear program. But it remains to be seen if the US and others will wait for that deal.
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Around the Middle East, A Reader’s Guide – 11th Edition

October 18, 2013 Iran Nuclear Program

The big news this week is that Iran made an offer on its nuclear program to the major world powers. I’ve got just one article for today, but it’s a good one.

• That Iranian offer is supposedly secret, but leaks indicate Iran is somewhat serious about scaling back it’s nuclear program – but while still retaining the potential

for nuclear weapons down the road.

Audio: Tableside News Talks Nuclear Patience

October 17, 2013 Audio, Iran Nuclear Program

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, and the same holds for developing nuclear weapons. But while the crazy regimes working on nukes have shown lots of patience and perseverance over time, the West has been all too eager to reach a deal with them. As a result, the dictators have gotten closer to their goals and the West has watched their efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation erode.

Tableside News talks this subject in looking at patience and the West. Click the link to listen.

Iran Calls Nuke Talks with World Powers ‘Fruitful’

October 16, 2013 Iran Nuclear Program

Fruitful. Intensive. Detailed. Substantive. These were the words used to describe the nuclear talks between Iran and the six major world powers held this week in Geneva. Of course positive words have been heard before in this impasse. The one word that’s never heard? Breakthrough.

Still, after the meetings between Iran the P5+1 – the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany – both sided sounded positive, according to the Fars News Agency. They even agreed on a joint statement that called the talks the most “substantive” and “detailed” yet.
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Opinion—For Fanatics, You Should Test, Don’t Trust

Really moderate, or just for show? Iranian President Rouhani. Illustrative. FEMA/Marty Bahamonde.

Really moderate, or just for show? Iranian President Rouhani. Illustrative. FEMA/Marty Bahamonde.

Lots of smiles. Special phone calls. Even handshakes could be on the horizon. But for all the happy, peaceful facades of Iran, one shouldn’t forget why we’re dealing with them in the first place. Because they’re a bloody, terrorist-sponsoring dictatorship with an interest in weapons of mass destruction.

You want safety from terrorists? You want low, stable oil prices? Then don’t trust Iran. Here’s why. … Continue Reading

Iran Starts Saying ‘No’ ahead of Nuclear Negotiations

Radiation Warning Symbol. Public Domain.

Radiation Warning Symbol. Public Domain.

No and no. And maybe. Those were the signals coming from Iran regarding their nuclear program ahead of Tuesday’s return to negotiations with the major world powers. The so-called P5+1—the US, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany—are all set to resume talks with Iran, and Iran is already settling on what they are willing to compromise. And what they’re not. Turns out their ‘No’ items are pretty important. And that’s bad for you. … Continue Reading

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