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U.S. OFFICIALS SAY IRAN HAS AGREED TO NUCLEAR TALKS BUT THEY COULD JUST BE SAYING THAT
October 21 2012
Washington, D.C. – Easily the most prominent and problematic of international issues facing the United States right now is the ongoing saga with Iran. Whether or not Iran is seeking nuclear weapons, and whether or not they would use them against Israel, the issue has become a thing unto itself and thus cannot simply be ignored.
For ordinary Americans, who have long built up acrimony towards Iran, the issue is a hot button topic, again despite the real danger it might pose and that makes it very important to politicians, especially given the differing information and rhetoric that spews from all sides of the dispute.
Now, though, it appears that a resolution may be forthcoming, a real resolution, after word that the United States and Iran have agreed, at least in principle, to high-level talks aimed at ending the standoff. Officially, though, no such talks are in place and the White House has denied any such conversation has even occurred which means of course that it probably has and all the American people need to do is vote for Obama and everything will be solved just like they said it would.
“It’s not true that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting after the American elections. The administration is open to such talks, and we have said from the outset that we would be prepared to meet bilaterally,” said White House spokesperson Tommy Vietor.
Israeli officials have rejected talk of talks because they of course really, really want war.
It’s believed that the high level talks include representatives for Ayatollah Khamenei who is like the head guy in Iran.
“Ultimately you need to have talks before you go to war, it has to happen and it benefits everyone to do such a thing because war is expensive and kills a lot of people. Obviously if the talks go badly then you can certainly go to war but you at least need to talk about it before you actually do it, I mean you don’t need to but it is a good idea,” said Scrape TV International analyst Gustav Hander. “You have to keep in mind the core goal here which is to stop Iran from enriching uranium to the point of making it weapons garde, that’s the objective and you have to keep that in the forefront. War is not the goal, it’s a means to an end.”
Iran, it’s believed, also wants to avoid war because it will be decimated by such an event.
“It seems like something has changed in relation to how Iran sees this whole thing. For a while they were very obstinate and though they could keep provoking everyone involved but clearly that has changed and they have started to realize that maybe, just maybe, the U.S. and Israel are serious about going to war and clearly that is something they suddenly want to avoid,” continued Hander. “If they have these talks, and clearly right now it’s only talk about having talks, they might be able to work out an agreement that would work for both sides. Well, I guess they will have to if they do want to avoid war, that’s kind of the whole point of having talks at all.”
It’s not clear if the candidates will talk about these possible talks in tomorrow night’s debate.
Mike Michaels, American Correspondent