Iranian president: Who, us? Develop nuclear weapons? Never.

posted at 9:21 pm on September 18, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

There much ado lately about exactly how President Obama’s foreign-policy strategy in Syria — or total absence of one, ahem — is playing with dictators and nefarious regimes around the world about exactly how far Obama is willing to go to avoid military action. The lack of hardline follow-through on the “red line” that he set for Syria is probably making Iran wonder how far they can push their own personalized version of a “red line,” and not in a good way.

Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani is here to explain, however, that Iran will never “seek weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, nor will we ever.” In fact, he claims, “we have never pursued or sought a nuclear bomb” and “we solely are looking for peaceful nuclear technology.” …True that he might be trying to strike a more placating tone than that of his predecessor Ahmadinejad, but I’ll do so hope we’ll be forgiven if we don’t just take his word for it.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told NBC News on Wednesday that the country will never develop nuclear weapons and that he has the clout to make a deal with the West on the disputed atomic program. …

“The problem won’t be from our side,” he said at the presidential compound in Tehran. “We have sufficient political latitude to solve this problem.”

Asked whether Iran would ever build a nuclear weapon, Rouhani noted that the country has repeatedly pledged that “under no circumstances would we seek any weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, nor will we ever.”

“We have never pursued or sought a nuclear bomb, and we are not going to do so,” he said. “We solely are looking for peaceful nuclear technology.”


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KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told NBC News on Wednesday that the country will never develop nuclear weapons and that he has the clout to make a deal with the West on the disputed atomic program. …

…so when is Horseface or JugEars going?

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 9:33 PM

“We solely are looking for peaceful nuclear technology.”

AND WE’LL KILL ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE!

GarandFan on September 18, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Khamenei also spoke about the need for “flexibility.”

…another brother!

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 9:36 PM

…NBC News?

KOOLAID2 on September 18, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Come on Baracky, time to get tough. Set a yellow line in the sand. Bo can help ya.

fogw on September 18, 2013 at 9:48 PM

… the country will never develop nuclear weapons and that he [Rouhani] has the clout to make a deal with the West on the disputed atomic program …

Clout, what clout?

Oh yeah, that he’ll soon have nuclear weapons …

Perhaps Israel will be kind enough to save us?

ShainS on September 18, 2013 at 9:50 PM

“See! Look what I did!”

-Baraka

crrr6 on September 18, 2013 at 9:52 PM

“We solely are looking for peaceful nuclear technology.”

“Once Israel is no more, and the rest of the world bows to Allah, then we will have peace.”

You have to understand the context.

clear ether

eon

eon on September 18, 2013 at 9:59 PM

MeanWhile,sumpin doesn’t square:

Iran President Gives Reporter History Lesson He’ll Never Forget (English Translation)
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Like his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani made a number of prolific performances whereby he was catalyzed into an underdog position. Monitor Mideast translated one of such interviews exclusively into English. Rouhani is seen questioning the IRIB reporter on basis of long-held myths regarding Hassan Rouhani’s track record as a nuclear negotiator.
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Added: 2 days ago Occurred On: Sep-16-2013

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d49_1379350808&comments=1

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 10:09 PM

He be lying…………………….

canopfor on September 18, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Neocons and Hot Airheads have accused Iran of pursuing an atomic weapon for decades. It’s time to put up or shut up. Where is Iran’s nuke? I recall that lying weasel Benjamin Netanyahu saying last year that Iran would cross the red line by summer of this year. Where is Iran’s nuclear weapons? Many of you have called for the indiscriminate murder of Iranians all based on your baseless accusations. When will you all accept accountability for your lies?

antifederalist on September 18, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Remember – the Koran allows Muslims to lie to non-Muslims. This is really sad – when raised with this kind of belief, a democratic republic is impossible. WHat confines they put on themselves.

MN J on September 19, 2013 at 12:22 AM

antifederalist on September 18, 2013 at 11:44 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 19, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Now it is the Iranian’s turn to take Barry to the cleaners.

steveracer on September 19, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Remember – the Koran allows Muslims to lie to non-Muslims. This is really sad – when raised with this kind of belief, a democratic republic is impossible. WHat confines they put on themselves.

MN J on September 19, 2013 at 12:22 AM

The only people who have been constantly lying are neoconservatives and internationalist liberals. Accusations concerning Iran’s nuclear program are decades old. Where are the nukes? It’s time to put up or shut up.

antifederalist on September 19, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Iran has a credibility problem, but because of Obama America has a bigger credibility problem.

Ever since America struck down Gaddafi after he disarmed, America lost the power to credibly promise peace.

“Disarm and we’ll leave you alone, keep arming and we’ll kill you” is a good incentive.

“Disarm and then we’ll kill you like we did Gaddafi” is a terrible incentive structure.

I think nobody will willingly cut the same bargain Gaddafi did now we can all see how America followed through after the handshakes.

David Blue on September 19, 2013 at 4:42 AM

Accusations concerning Iran’s nuclear program are decades old. Where are the nukes?

antifederalist on September 19, 2013 at 12:45 AM

I think that’s a good question.

David Blue on September 19, 2013 at 4:45 AM

antifederalist on September 18, 2013 at 11:44 PM
David Blue on September 19, 2013 at 4:45 AM

Do not think anyone has ever said Iran has nuclear weapons. They said Iran is working on building them. (It is not easy to do.) They want to prevent Iran from making nuclear weapons.
Once Iran has nuclear weapons it will be difficult to get them to destroy them because they could threaten to use their nukes.

albill on September 19, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Do not think anyone has ever said Iran has nuclear weapons. They said Iran is working on building them. (It is not easy to do.) They want to prevent Iran from making nuclear weapons.
Once Iran has nuclear weapons it will be difficult to get them to destroy them because they could threaten to use their nukes.

albill on September 19, 2013 at 7:52 AM

What evidence is there that Iran has enriched uranium beyond what is permitted by the Non Proliferation Treaty? According to the latest National Intelligence Estimate, Iran hasn’t made the decision to pursue a nuclear weapon.

If Iran wanted a nuke they would have one by now. If Pakistan a build a nuclear weapon so can Iran. If iran deploys a nuclear weapon against another country they have ensured their own destruction. Many of you here insist that Iran is an irrational suicide state. If Iran is this suicidal, sanctions, tomahawk missile and surgical air strikes will not deter them from developing a nuclear weapon.

Neocons have been pointing their finger at Iran for decades now. Where are the nukes? Last year Netanyahu insisted that Iran would cross the red line by this summer. Why won’t this lying SOB come out and present some evidence to show that they have crossed the that red line? When are the people who keep throwing out these accusation be held accountable?

antifederalist on September 19, 2013 at 8:21 AM

Iran has a credibility problem

David Blue on September 19, 2013 at 4:42 AM

Neocons have a credibility problem. They dragged the US into a war in Iraq based on false allegations (WMDs). They are currently trying to drag the US into a war with Syria based on Assad’s alleged use of WMDs (its not clear who used them and there are some fake photos) and they have (for decades) accused Iran of pursuing a nuclear weapon. Where are the nukes? Put up or shut up.

antifederalist on September 19, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani is here to explain, however, that Iran will never “seek weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, nor will we ever.”

Setting aside their quest for The Bomb for a moment, does anyone really think Iran does not have chemical weapons?

Taqiyya.

You can’t believe anything the Iranians say.

farsighted on September 19, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told NBC News on Wednesday that the country will never develop nuclear weapons and that he has the clout to make a deal with the West on the disputed atomic program.

Our Dear Leader is in a deal making mood, all of the time. And he is easy.

The Iranians will say anything that buys them more time. Comrade O will probably buy it and say Neville Chamberlain-like things afterwards.

The Iranians have watched Comrade O back down when offered a meaningless fig leaf. Now it’s their turn to offer him one of their own. They have nothing to lose.

The Iranians have taken the measure of Comrade O, Bin Laden Slayer, and have found him weak. He is all show, bluster, and bravado but will do little or nothing to back it up. So a “reach out” to him where they pretend they will make concessions on proving their “non-existent” nuke program does not exist is made to order. Just like Assad’s and Putin’s “reach out” to “voluntarily disarm” Syria’s chemical weapons.

We have found our Neville Chamberlain.

Actually, that’s not really fair to Neville. Back then, after the massive expenditures in blood and treasure of the First World War, many people actually thought a deliberate policy of appeasement might help avoid another destructive European war. It had not really been tried before in modern times and they didn’t know any better. They thought all Europeans were “civilized” at the time. Through all of his boisterous threatening rhetoric they thought Hitler was reasonable and rational.

farsighted on September 19, 2013 at 9:11 AM

This is the sad byproduct of an incompetent, spineless follower Pres that we have. Now, everyone wants to get in on the opportunity while he is Pres.

rjoco1 on September 19, 2013 at 11:43 AM

“Who us” The religion of peace who will hack your head off if you refuse to join, not us. We marry eight year old children, why would you think that’s wrong? Why would you ever doubt our word?

mixplix on September 20, 2013 at 5:41 PM