The conversations have barely begun and Iran and others may expect some thawing, but that will happen with years of progress, not hours, days, or months.
A report from the Washington Post this morning said that is what Secretary John Kerry told the world in Bali at an APEC Conference.
“Warming relations between the United States and Iran do not mean that the United States will back off its demands about Iran’s nuclear program, or roll back missile defenses in Europe aimed at intercepting an Iranian attack, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Monday.”
The report says that Iran’s foreign minister wants new proposals from the U.S. What? America is not the transgressor here. It is Iran who had better put something new on the table or the relationship will go right back into the deep freeze.
If anything had better happen quickly, it is Iran demonstrating that it intends to shape up. That clock still ticks, and in the background is a steaming Israel who has no more patience for Iran’s playing games.
America’s President and military have demonstrated only these past few days that it will not hesitate to use military intervention to address threats to America’s national security be it from a two-bit tribe in Somalia to a nation-state like Iran that backs two-bit terrorists.
“Kerry: U.S. waiting for Iran nuke reply
By Anne Gearan, Updated: Monday, October 7, 6:28 AM E-mail the writer
BALI, Indonesia — Warming relations between the United States and Iran do not mean that the United States will back off its demands about Iran’s nuclear program, or roll back missile defenses in Europe aimed at intercepting an Iranian attack, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Monday.
Iran’s foreign minister, who met with Kerry last month at the United Nations, was quoted in state media Sunday saying the United States should bring new proposals to a nuclear bargaining session next week. Kerry appeared to reject that, saying Iran still hasn’t responded to the last offer put forth by the United States, Russia and others in February.