Thursday, September 30, 2004
John Forbes Kerry sure had a lot to say about Iran tonight. First he said that he would give the Mullahs all the fissile material they need to give nuclear weapons to all 10,000 of their suicide bombers so they can fulfill Khamenei's promise to bring death to America. Then he implied that once they destroy the United States with nuclear weapons he will impose weak sanctions, even though Iran is already sanctioned.
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Iran claims that its nuclear program is only to meet its domestic energy needs. John Kerry's proposal would call their bluff by organizing a group of states to offer Iran the nuclear fuel they need for peaceful purposes and take back the spent fuel so they cannot divert it to build a weapon. If Iran does not accept this offer, their true motivations will be clear.And then what?
UPDATE: Transcript: Are diplomacy, sanctions effective?
KERRY: I think the United States should have offered the opportunity to provide the nuclear fuel, test them, see whether or not they were actually looking for it for peaceful purposes. If they weren't willing to work a deal, then we could have put sanctions together.Kerry believes that when Khamenei says "Death to America!," that could be for peaceful purposes. Again, the United States already has sanctions on Iran.