Paris ready to cooperate with Iran in nuclear power




 
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Boots
 
October 19th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 

Topic: Paris ready to cooperate with Iran in nuclear power


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Paris ready to cooperate with Iran in nuclear power

Tehran Times ^ | October 19, 2005

In a meeting with President Mahmud Ahmadinejad in Tehran on Tuesday, French Ambassador Bernard Poletti said his country is ready to cooperate with Iran in the production of nuclear electricity.

France is aware of Iran's concerns and its demand to access to nuclear technology for the production of nuclear electricity and is prepared to cooperate in this regard, he added.

The French ambassador to Tehran also presented a letter from Jacques Chirac to the Iranian president and expressed hope that he would be able to play a constructive role in the promotion of ties between the two countries during his mission to Iran.

Ahmadinejad said Iran's announcement that it is prepared to accept other countries as partners in its nuclear activities was the best and most important proposal for confidence building, transparency, and proving the peaceful nature of Iran?s nuclear program. However, the French governments position toward Iran?s nuclear program is a hurdle to the expansion of ties between the two states, the president observed, noting, Public opinion in Iran regards France as reasonable, free, and a supporter of justice, and due to this view, it was expected that the government of that country would be on the side of Iran in the nuclear issue.

Ahmadinejad stated that Iran does not seek nuclear arms and not only does not need such arms but also calls for total nuclear disarmament throughout the world.

Unfortunately, despite all the cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, through the adoption of some unjust positions, some countries are trying to impose their views on the Iranian nation.

It is absurd that certain countries that possess stockpiles of nuclear weapons are trying to undermine Irans civilian nuclear program, the president said, adding, No free and independent country in the world would accept such an imposition.

Our nation has been disturbed by the recent behavior of France, and it is expected that the government of France will take positive and constructive steps in order to remedy the damage to bilateral relations.

http://www.tehrantimes.com/Descripti...&Cat=2&Num=011

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I wonder what French will say about this. And I wonder why the French would like to cooperate with all despotic regimes and dictatorships.
Once it was Saddam, now it is the Mullahs.
October 19th, 2005  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
Well, what is the nature of the cooperation? It says they want to help them get their nuclear electricity going... is that calling Tehran's bluff? Or are they merely helping Tehran with it's mask?
October 19th, 2005  
5.56X45mm
 
 
IRAN+FRANCE=NUCLEAR POWER... WRONG!

Iran is one of the largest holders of oil. THEY ARE FREAKING OPEC FOR GOD'S SAKE! What do they need nuclear power for? They have all of the oil.
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October 20th, 2005  
Rabs
 
 
Well thats beacuase they have to have nuclear power reactors to make bombs.
October 20th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
the regime of Iran shouldnt be trusted!
October 20th, 2005  
Ted
 
 
I'm not sure whether I'm the only one here that senses something of a double standard. I am non to worried about the Iranians, maybe wrong maybe not. I'm also not trying to alter anybodies view on this matter, just trying to shine al different light on the matter:

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IRAN+FRANCE=NUCLEAR POWER... WRONG!
I, for one think that is equally wrong for the US, UK, Pakistan and India to have nuclear power. I know that the Pakistans think this too of the Indians and vice versa. And Iran is probably non to pleased that the US has them and they can't.

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You can't hug your children with nuclear arms, but you sure as hell can protect them with it!
I think the Iranians think this too, and the other Nuclear Powers. Maybe that's why they all want them so bad.
October 20th, 2005  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Okay, Iran is a TERRORIST STATE! The US and UK isn't. Oakistan and Indina are problems. And last time I checked France is a nuclear power too. So if you want us to Disarm our nukes. You should have the french disarm theirs too.

Iran is a problem along with N. Korea.

NUKES+NUTS=WWIII

IRAN+FRANCE=PROBLEMS

France is a major arms dealer in the world. They are number three, the US is number one and the PRC is number two.

And lastly Iran wants nukes. Not nuclear power. We know it and they know it. If Iran gets nukes than terrorist and scumbags will have them too. The Soviets already cuased that problem and I bet you that the PRC is also selling them too.
October 20th, 2005  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
Oakistan! You know... that country with all those oaks! I wanna go there!

Sorry..

Oh but you're right, Iran is a terror state. That is why the US and others can hold judgement against them. Try not being totally goof ball crazy loco, then we'll talk about nuclear equality.
October 20th, 2005  
Rabs
 
 
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You can't hug your children with nuclear arms, but you sure as hell can protect them with it!
No, they want them to wipe israel off the map.
October 20th, 2005  
Ted
 
 
But isn't it a circular argument? They want them to wipe Israel of the map... So? You wanted yours to wipe Russia of the map and it didn't happen. Somehow many regimes develop the MAD-syndrom. The knowledge that you will kill yourself in the process lessens the thirst to use them.

And the argument: "It is a terrorist state" isn't that too in the eye of the beholder? What is terrorism?

Main Entry: ter·ror·ism
Pronunciation: 'ter-&r-"i-z&m
Function: noun
: the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion
Source: Merriam - Webster Dictionary)

But threatening with armed intervention is also a form of coercion and could hence be seen as state terrorism. Isn't this a case of an egg - chicken argument?

Don't get me wrong, because I'm no fan of the Iranian government. But one state calling the other one false and aiming it foreign policy on intervening should realise that things aren't always what they seem. Which source do you believe? The one that says the enemy is bad? Well the other side believes that one as well and mass destruction is never far off. I just get very weary of it all.......