Apparently, the State Department has come up with a suggestion to join its European allies in talks with Iran in order to rectify the â€œnuclear situation diplomatically.â€
The Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, in her statement suggested that US would join the talks provided Iran â€œstopped enriching uranium.â€
The mullahsâ€™ have officially declined.
The advocates of appeasement policy are still trying to make pretence that the mullahs are prone to negotiations. They say that if the mullahs were just a little flexible, there would have been no need to refer matters to the Security Council.
But the mullahs have no doubt and know well that backing down from what guarantees security to the regime, will be suicide.
If the mullahs had such capacity, it would have been much wiser to back down a year or even three months ago when they were not in the Security Council yet. Backing down from were it stands right now is quite humiliating.
Mullahsâ€™ Foreign Ministerâ€™s out of control and angry reaction provides the proof for this reality. While all the participants welcomed the suggestion and invited the mullahs to take the opportunity, Iranâ€™s Foreign Minister, Manoucher Mottaki, rejected the US proposal saying, â€œthe talks should take place under the conditions we have set forth.â€
Anyhow, what the world is experimenting with again, has been tested before many times and it has proved fruitless. What the regime received from this kind of suggestions, is precious time which is what it needs the most.
Time will bring the mullahs closer to nuclear bomb. They want to take the carrots, dodge the stick and bit the hands that gave them the sweets.