Iran’s Khamenei rejects US nuclear talks offer

BBC News reports: “Iran’s supreme leader has dismissed a US offer of one-to-one talks on Tehran’s nuclear programme.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a speech posted online that the US was proposing talks while ‘pointing a gun at Iran’.

…US Vice-President Joe Biden suggested direct talks, separate to the wider international discussions due to take place later…

But the US widened sanctions on Iran aiming to tighten a squeeze on Tehran’s ability to spend oil cash.

Iran, which is subject to an array of international sanctions, has long argued that its nuclear programme is for energy generation and research.

Tehran’s critics believe the government is developing nuclear weapons.

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany have held a series of negotiations over the years.

But they have often ended with Iran demanding the West lifts sanctions as a condition to any nuclear move, and the Western powers refusing.

Iran is expected to attend another round of negotiations on 26 February in Kazakhstan…” (Iran’s Khamenei is the chief religious leader of Iran. He recently stated: “It matters not if millions of our Iranian citizens die through nuclear warfare if it means Islam shall rule the world and every religion.

Jesus preached love – John 13:35; Mark 12:31, 33; Luke 10:27, 28.

Try it Khamenei – it works.)

Ahmadinejad: Iran already a nuclear state

Haaretz reports: “Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that while Iran is already a nuclear state, it has no intention of attacking Israel. Ahmadinejad was interviewed on the eve of his visit to Cairo, where he will attend the 12th Islamic Summit Conference… Before his trip, he gave a long interview to the editor-in-chief of the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram. Although Al-Ahram ran the entire interview only in its print edition, excerpts appear on Egyptian websites.

Ahmadinejad said the world must now treat Iran as a nuclear country. ‘They want Iran to go back to what it was in the past, but they won’t succeed. They assume we’ll give in to pressure; such thoughts are misguided. We’re already an industrial and nuclear country, a country that has conquered space. For years we have been thinking about sending a human being into space, and we will do that, with Allah’s help. We must ensure development and growth and bring them to pass, and the world must acknowledge our progress,’ he said, adding that the best solution was cooperation with Iran.

Mentioning the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran, Ahmadinejad said that while it might be easy to launch missiles or attack using fighter jets, Iran’s response and defense capability were important in this context. He reiterated that the Zionists were trying to take over the foci of power and wealth throughout the world. ‘They want to attack Iran, but we’re not preparing any attack against them because the purpose of our program is defense.’…” (Ahmadinejad is as bad as his spiritual leader. Here is what our God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ thought about such religionists – “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves… Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? – Matthew 23:15, 33.)

Davos 2013: Kissinger says Iran nuclear crisis close

BBC News reports: “Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has warned that a crisis involving a nuclear Iran is in the ‘foreseeable future’.

The Nobel Peace laureate, 89, was speaking about prospects in the Middle East at the World Economic Forum.

He said nuclear proliferation in the region triggered by an armed Iran would increase the chances of an atomic war – ‘a turning point in human history’.

He also urged the US and Russia to co-operate in resolving Syria’s conflict.

‘There has emerged in the region, the current and most urgent issue of nuclear proliferation. For 15 years, the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) have declared that a nuclear Iran is unacceptable, but it has been approaching,’ he said.

‘In a few years, people will have to come to a determination of how to react, or the consequences of non-reaction.

‘I believe this point will be reached in a very foreseeable future,’ he added…” (I believe Kissinger the great political genius and advisor to numerous presidents is 100% right as to a nuclear crisis soon – Zephaniah 1:18; Malachi 4:1; Revelation 8:7; and especially read Revelation 9:14 – 18.)