Clinton Warns Iran: Time Isn´t Infinite for Diplomacy (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 04/05/12)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Iran on Wednesday that
time was not “infinite” for diplomacy on its nuclear program and
that “all options remain on the table” after a dispute over the venue
AFP reported that Clinton said that the European Union would look
into setting a time and place for long-moribund talks on Iran´s
nuclear program but vowed that the United States would
maintain “strong pressure” to address concerns.
“We want to see a peaceful resolution of the international
community´s concerns, but the time for diplomacy is not infinite and
all options remain on the table to prevent Iran from acquiring a
nuclear weapon,” Clinton was quoted as having said.
She added, “Until Iran comes into compliance with its international
obligations and demonstrates the peaceful intent of its nuclear
program, they will continue to face strong pressure and isolation. So
the sooner that we can begin talks, the better it will be.”
AFP noted that Clinton had earlier said that the talks between Iran
and six world powers -- Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and
the United States -- would begin on April 13 in Istanbul.
However, Iran said Tuesday that it objected to holding the talks in
Turkey, which cut imports of oil from Turkey in response to U.S.
threats of sanctions.
Iraq´s foreign ministry has said that Iran has formally requested
that Baghdad hold the April 13-14 negotiations. (IsraelNationalNews ©
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