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French Official Scoffs at Idea of Negotiating With Iran
Friday, October 10, 2008 12:31 PM
By: Kenneth R. Timmerman
Barack Obama can talk about negotiating with Iran until he’s blue in the face, but a top French official who has been there and done that contends that any efforts by a future president to open direct talks with Iran would be a waste of time.
“Good luck” is the advice that Therese Delpech would offer to the next U.S. president if he wanted to negotiate with the Tehran regime.
“We’ve been negotiating with the Iranians since 2003, five years,” the nuclear adviser to French President Nicolas Sarkozy told Newsmax during a visit to Washington. “We came to the conclusion that they are not interested at all in negotiating, but in buying time for their military (nuclear) program.”
Obama has pledged frequently that, if elected president, he would open direct talks with Tehran “without preconditions,” in an attempt to talk the Iranian regime out of its .
But such talks would be a fool’s errand, Delpech said in a scarcely veiled reference to the Democrat.
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