Stop Fundamentalism – The Iranian regime has proposed a new round of talks with the west about its suspicious nuclear development program.
The Islamic Republic planed earlier to test its long-range shore-to-sea missiles amid ten-day naval war games to show its ability to control one of the most vital international waterways for oil trade, the Strait of Hormuz. But it suddenly announced it is postponing the test to a later date when Iran’s nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili invited the five members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany to a new round of talks on it nuclear program in a letter to EU’s High Representative Catherine Ashton, today. At the same time a European Union official announced that it is open to a new round of talks without any preconditions.
Iranian regime military is entering the third phase of its 10-day naval maneuver it has now named “Power” and apparently a number of long and short range missiles were to be test fired.
Iranian officials have repeatedly threatened during the past few days that they will close the Strait of Hormuz if the international community would sanction the Iranian produced oil in response to its development of nuclear weapons. Boycotting Iran’s oil in the international market by United States would literally mean choking the mullahs’ regime as oil export makes up for 80 percent of this countries income.
40 percent of the world oil supply passes through the Strait of Hormuz coming from the oil producing countries such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
The United States announced in response that it will not allow Iran to close the Strait of Hormuz.
In a clear response to Iran’s show of might at the sea, the United States introduced a $30 billion deal with Saudi Arabia to sell it 84 F-15 fighter jets and upgrade this country’s F-15s, yesterday.
The US also announced its agreement to sell a S1.9 Billion air defense system to the United Arab Emirates, today.
The US says the measure is to increase defensive capabilities of the region’s governments to stand against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Iran’s last meeting with P5+1 ended with no agreement.
The west says Iran’s nuclear development program aims to develop nuclear weapons.