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January 27, 2009

More Good News... Report: Iran Getting Close To Having Enough Enriched Uranium For A Weapon And The US Is Looking Forward To Talking To Them About It

Everything is AWESOME!

The London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies said that US intelligence estimates that Tehran halted work on its nuclear program is doubtful and that Iranian officials are eagerly working on developing nukes and other types of weapons.

"During 2009, Iran will probably reach the point at which it has produced the amount of low-enriched uranium needed to make a nuclear bomb," said Mark Fitzpatrick, who serves as a senior fellow at the think tank.

Tehran's continued development of long-range ballistic missiles - able to reach targets in Israel and other parts of the Middle East - are proof the Iranians are working on nuclear weapons, according to Fitzpatrick, who made the announcement today in London at the IISS's annual meeting of global military powers.

But have no fear...diplomacy is near!

In his first television interview from the White House last night, notably to the Arab network Al Arabiya, Obama made a similar appeal to Iran.

"I do think that it is important for us to be willing to talk to Iran to express very clearly where our differences are,” the president said, “but where there are potential avenues for progress. …And as I said during my inauguration speech, if countries like Iran are willing to unclench their fist, they will find an extended hand from us."

Also yesterday at the U.N., U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice made some waves by saying, "We look forward to engaging in vigorous diplomacy that includes direct diplomacy with Iran."

Interestingly, from that same article Hillary sounds slightly less excited about all of this than Obama and Rice.

"There is a clear opportunity for the Iranians as the President expressed in his interview to demonstrate some willingness to engage meaningfully with the international community," Clinton said. "Whether or not that hand becomes less clenched is really up to them. But as we look at the opportunities available to us, we're going to have a very broad survey of what we think we can do."

She added that whether the U.S. hand is extended is "really up to them [the Iranian leadership]."

Maybe it's just residual Hillary! mania but it seems she thinks the next move is Iran's where Obama and Rice seem to be saying the US will be making the first move.

Meanwhile...The spokesman for the Iranian government would like to take this moment of hope to remind you they haven't changed their mind about the Holocaust being nothing more than a "big lie".

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