November 30 2005

Friends Of Humanity Newsletter )
6th Issue November 30 2005
In this issue

  • France Warns Iran
  • Gulf states express concern over mullahs’ ambitions
  • Rumsfeld says Iran, Syria are unhelpful in Iraq

    As Iran races forward with its nuclear development, western countries are still trying to find a way to bring this country back to the negotiating table.
    Last week the Europeans backed off their only condition set forth for Iran in order to resume talks. It was the halt of activities in Isfihan USF nuclear plant and in return Iran was not referred to the Security Council by IAEA board of directors. Subsequently, the two sides agreed to talk about the so called “Russian Plan.”

    Now only two days after the IAEA meeting, Iran again refuses to cooperate. The old game continues.

    It is understood that Europe likes to continue trade with Iran. The troubling question is “at what price?”


    France Warns Iran

    London, Nov. 29 – French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin warned Iran’s clerical government on Tuesday to accept the latest European offer on its controversial nuclear program, or brace itself for a confrontation with the United Nations Security Council.

    In an interview with CNN’s chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, de Villepin said, “We have made an offer [to Iran]. If they don’t accept,then we will have to go to the Security Council”.

    Gulf states express concern over mullahs’ ambitions

    Regional security issues and the role of NATO in enhancing security in the Gulf region was debated in a conference in Doha on Sunday, November 27.

    Reporting the event, the Kuwaiti news agency, KUNA, quoted Abdulrahman Al-Attiyah, Secretary- General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as saying to the conferees that the issue of Iran and the Gulf was a current priority because it was directly linked to regional security.

    Rumsfeld says Iran, Syria are unhelpful in Iraq

    London, Nov. 30 – United States Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld criticised on Tuesday Iran and Syria for remaining “unhelpful” in Iraq.

    “We know that Iran and Syria continue to be unhelpful. We know that we’re still taking casualties, as are coalition countries and the Iraqi security forces”, Rumsfeld told a join news briefing with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace.

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