April 12th, 2012 13:50 EST
'We Stand With Israel' Against Iran's Nuke Program
The following letter from We Stand with Israel expresses concern over Iran`s delaying tactics employed against US demands on Iran`s Nuke Program.
Negotiations between the U.S., world powers and Iran over its nuclear program are set to begin on Saturday in Istanbul, Turkey. Ahead of these talks Iran has been making clear that outside influence will not deter its nuclear work and that sanctions imposed on its oil exports and financial system would not change their position. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad clearly stated that Iran can manage easily an embargo on its oil exports for years to come.
At the same time the head of Iran`s Atomic Energy Organization, Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani, insisted Iran will NOT heed the demands of the world powers, which call for a halt to uranium enrichment to 20% and the closing of its underground nuclear facility at Fordo. Abbasi-Davani called these demands, which the U.S. says is just a starting point, "irrational" and "illogical.
Here we are days before negotiations, which President Obama has called "Iran`s last chance" to shut down or come clean with its nuclear program, and Iranian leaders are already dismissing U.S. demands and ignoring clear warnings. This is a reflection of all past negotiations with Iran and should be expected, yet our leaders continue to believe that negotiations will succeed and Iran will be a willing partner. But even Turkey`s Prime Minister, the leader of the country where the talks are set to take place, doesn`t believe Iran is serious.
"We have to be honest. Because of the lack of honesty they are continually losing their international prestige," he said. "This is not the language of diplomacy. The name of this is something else, but I won`t say it here." ~ Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan
President Obama must NOT allow the Iranians to continue their tactics of delaying and then walking away from real talks. While western leaders talk about diplomacy and having a partner in Iran they believe in this time, Israel sits poised, waiting for a result that many think won`t happen.
U.S. officials seem more concerned over Israel`s plans for a military option, anonymously revealing an apparent Israeli deal with Azerbaijan over use of airfields and making clear their unhappiness with Israel`s preparations for a possible strike, which Obama has signaled is "on the table."
We Stand With Israel is more important now than ever to educate Americans on what really is happening with Iran, Israel and the U.S. over these negotiations and the threat we face if nothing is done and Iran continues its nuclear work undeterred. Please spread our message by Following us on Twitter and Liking on Facebook and remember all donations are tax deductible.