PressTV: Biden rejects calls for more sanctions on Iran

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… by PressTV, Tehran

First published December 7, 2014

BidenThe US vice president has rejected calls for more sanctions against Iran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program.

“This is not the time to risk a breakdown when we still have a chance for a breakthrough,” Joe Biden said on Saturday, speaking at a forum on the Middle East at the Brookings Institution think tank.

“I tell you, I think it’s a less than even shot but it’s a shot, nonetheless,” he noted.

Biden’s comments come as the US Senate is pushing for fresh punitive measures against Tehran. US President Barack Obama has threatened to veto any new sanction legislation.

Last November, Iran and the P5+1 group — France, Britain, the US, Russia and China, plus Germany — clinched an interim nuclear accord that took effect on January 20 and expired six months later. However, they agreed to extend their talks until November 24 as they remained divided on a number of key issues.

On November 24, the two sides wrapped up a week of intense closed-door nuclear negotiations in the Austrian capital of Vienna. The talks aimed to tackle the remaining obstacles that exist in the way of reaching a final agreement.

At the end of the talks, the two sides decided to extend their discussions for seven more months. They also agreed that the interim deal remain in place during the remainder of the negotiations until July 1, 2015.

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IRIB is state-owned but independent of the Iranian government in its management, and is the only legal TV and radio broadcaster inside Iran. IRIB's head is appointed directly by the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and is considered to be close to the country's conservative political faction.

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  1. Nothing has changed .This is just politic play .The Brotherhood buddies in the EU are bizy increasing sanction of Russia for an American created coupe and an Isreali airline shoot down (most probably).These liers all act like lawyers = will take advantage of the situation because legally we are not responsible and you can’t prove it so we can blaim anyone we like and you can’t prove it . Talmudic logic : corrupt .
    Incidentally I saw an interesting article that claimed the Ukraine is being lined up as the new state for Jews to move to when the Isreal mis adventure becomes untenable .So their might be more passion than logic around this issue.

  2. Armageddon Approaches: by Dr. Lasha Darkmoon
     “An Israeli attack on Iran would create a disaster.” — Zbigniew Brzezinski
     “The entire lake will become a killing field…the Gulf will run red with American blood.”
     — Military specialist Mark Gaffney.
    “Bombing Iran could be the final nail in the coffin of America—a decaying and morally bankrupt superpower where torture has been normalized and where the President is now free to kill anyone he chooses, anywhere in the world, who he happens to suspect is a terrorist.”

    “Right now, Iran appears to be the object of universal detestation, at least among those who control the mainstream media and who are anxious to persuade the easily duped masses that Iran is a major threat to civilization.”

  3. Maybe Biden is trying to smooth out the backlash US is receiving from all corners of the World, or maybe he got another son to place in Iran as a “consultant” on new and improved relationship.

  4. Moderators: THIS FONT IS TOO LIGHT TO READ COMFORTABLY. Can you increase the font size or increase the contrast? Reads better on an iPad as long as you enlarge, but on a laptop, it’s a PITA.

  5. VT”s new format hard to use. Very busy and placing big demands on my computer. Visually too cluttered. Probably would never have started coming here if this format were enforce. The old format was simple and straightforward and relatively easy to navigate. This one is sort of like People Magazine or the like. Too much Hollywood. Sorry I can not compliment VT on its new look, but even Marilyn Monroe did not look good in some outfits!

  6. I like the new look on VT pretty snazzy` Great to see there are those who thinks VT is worth the makeover …

    • Not a fan of costume jewlery and plunging neck lines. Colours of the dress? are too gaudy for my taste. In fact I find it a bit tart. Still I suppose there are others like yourself who come partly for the visual effects. Rhinestone veterans, I guess. The Elite use novelty to confuse and distract the unconcentrated masses. Consider a carnival. America is a carnival where one is totally drawn out into a phantasmagoria of sensuality. Consider a desert where one finds solitude and peace. And anyway my spell check no longer works on this site. And I wonder what else?

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