Anglican Samizdat

March 22, 2009

Peace in our time

Filed under: Politics — David Jenkins @ 10:28 pm

From here

Iran responds to Barack Obama’s video appeal with nuclear pledge

US President Barack Obama’s appeal for a ‘new beginning’ with Iran has been met by a pledge to turn on the country’s nuclear power plant this year.

Mr Obama sent Iran an unprecedented videotaped message offering a fresh start in diplomatic engagement after decades of US hostility to the Islamic Republic.

In an unusually swift reaction to Mr Obama’s overture, Aliakbar Javanfekr, an aide to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said Iran welcomed “the interest of the American government to settle differences”.

But he said that the US government “should realise its previous mistakes and make an effort to amend them”.

Obama’s grovelling overture to Iran reminds of something; now what was it? Oh, yes, this:

Except Neville Chamberlain was less naive.


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