Vladimir Isachenkov / Associated Press – 2006-02-07 08:21:08
Russia Warns Against Conflict With Iran
Vladimir Isachenkov / Associated Press
MOSCOW (February 6, 2006) — Russia’s foreign minister warned against threatening Iran over its nuclear program Monday after Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld reportedly agreed with a German interviewer that all options, including military response, remained on the table.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called for talks to continue with Tehran, which was reported to the UN Security Council on Saturday by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
“I think that at the current stage, it is important not to make guesses about what will happen and even more important not to make threats,” Lavrov said during a visit to Athens, Greece.
Rumsfeld, in an interview with the German daily newspaper Handelsblatt, was asked if all options, including the military one, were on the table with Iran.
“That’s right,” Rumsfeld responded, according to Handelsblatt’s print edition Monday. Lavrov said the use of force would be possible only if the United Nations consented.
The IAEA’s 35-nation board of governors voted to report Iran to the Security Council, which has the power to impose economic and political sanctions. Tehran responded by saying it would start full-scale uranium enrichment and bar surprise inspections of its facilities.
Meanwhile, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Kislyak said Monday a proposed joint venture to enrich Iranian uranium in Russia would be possible only if Tehran resumed its moratorium on enrichment activities, Interfax reported.
Despite an earlier threat to the contrary, Iran said Sunday it was willing to discuss Moscow’s proposal to shift large-scale enrichment operations to Russian territory in an effort to allay suspicions it is pursuing nuclear weapons.
Talks on the project were scheduled for Feb. 16 in Moscow. The Bush administration supports the proposal.
Uranium enriched to a low degree can be used for nuclear reactors, while highly enriched uranium is suitable for warheads. Iran insists it only wants to generate electricity, but the United States and some of its allies contend Tehran is trying to build a bomb.
The Islamic republic also left the door open for further international negotiations over its program.
Radzhab Safarov, a Moscow-based expert on Iran, said this month’s talks in Moscow could produce a breakthrough because some Iranian politicians had questioned the wisdom of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s uncompromising course and had grown increasingly worried about growing international isolation.
“There is a strong chance that these talks will lead to a decision that would help defuse the situation,” Safarov said at a news conference.
Safarov said any US or Israeli military action against Iran would prompt Iran to retaliate by blocking oil deliveries through the Persian Gulf and throwing the global market into chaos.
France’s foreign minister told Iranian officials Monday to “be careful” when considering whether to use economic sanctions to retaliate after the Security Council referral.
“The Iranians should be careful,” Philippe Douste-Blazy said on France-Inter radio. “Isolating themselves would be very serious for them.”
“They also need economic cooperation for their industries.”
Iran reiterated its stance that it would not negotiate with the United States.
“There is no debate about relations and negotiation with the U.S. There has been no change in our policy,” Gholamhossein Elham, Iran’s government spokesman, said Monday.
Associated Press reporter Nicholas Paphitis in Athens, Greece, contributed to this report.
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Putin Orders Russian “Doomsday Bunkers” In Ural Mountains To Prepare For International Crisis
Sorcha Faal, as reported to her Russian Subscribers
(January 25, 2006) — For only the second time in our Modern History a Russian Leader has issued an order for the preparation of our Motherlands Doomsday Bunkers in the Ural Mountains to prepare for a catastrophic “event‚, FSB reports are saying today.
This most troubling of news comes at a time when our Global Weather Systems continue their unprecedented breakdown due to the ever increasing Cosmic Blasts assaulting our planet, and as we can read as reported by Australia’s ABC News Service in their article titled “2005 marked by ‘extreme’ climate: UN agency”, and which says:
“The number of extreme climatic phenomena, from heatwaves, drought and floods to hurricanes, increased notably last year, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says. “In 2005 abnormal temperatures were registered in many areas of the globe,” WMO secretary-general Michel Jarraud said.
As President Putin begins the preparations for the saving of the Russian people these efforts are not being done in many of the Western Nations, with the exception of a group of their Scientists who knowing of the true events about to occur are preparing for the life of our Earth afterward, and as we can read as reported by Britain’s Daily Record News Service in their article titled ‘Doomsday vault’ of seeds to feed us after disaster”, and which says:
“Scientists are creating a ‘doomsday vault’ of seeds to safeguard every crop in the world. The contents of the Fort Knox-style bunker would be used to feed humanity in the event of a global catastrophe such as nuclear war, climate change, terrorism or rising sea levels. New Scientist magazine said the huge bunker would be hewn out of a mountain on an island, 620 miles from the North Pole.
It will hold about two million seeds — samples of all known varieties of the world’s crops. Dr. Cary Fowler, director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, the independent international organisation promoting the project, said: “If the worst came to the worst, this would allow the world to reconstruct agriculture.” The Norwegian government will create the seed bank next year at the behest of scientists. The £2million vault will be built in a sandstone mountain, lined with permafrost, on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen.”
To our Motherlands protective underground cities we are not allowed by our laws to mention from FSB reports, but are allowed to mention what has been previously reported in the Western Media, and which one such report states:
“Starting in the Brezhnev period, Russia has been pursuing construction of a massive underground facility at Yamantau Mountain and the city of Mezhgorye (formerly the settlements of Beloretsk-15 and Beloretsk-16). Russia’s 1997 federal budget lists the project as a closed territory containing installations of the Ministry of Defense.
On April 16, 1996, the New York Times reported on a mysterious military base being constructed in Russia: “In a secret project reminiscent of the chilliest days of the Cold War, Russia is building a mammoth underground military complex in the Ural Mountains, Western officials and Russian witnesses say. “Hidden inside Yamantau mountain in the Beloretsk area of the southern Urals, the project involved the creation of a huge complex, served by a railroad, a highway, and thousands of workers.”