Our Secretary of State’s ignorance of Islam and the mindset it engenders, even among “pot-hole fixers” like the former mayor of Tehran, seems to allow her to believe in a “peaceful solution” to the Iranian nuclear build-up. From AP:
ATHENS, Greece Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice dismissed new threats from Iran over the future of its disputed nuclear program on Tuesday, but won no public pledge of support from ally Greece for punitive sanctions again Tehran.
Iran’s top nuclear negotiator said Tuesday that Iran will withdraw its cooperation from the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency if faced with U.N. sanctions and will be forced to hide its nuclear program if the West takes “harsh measures” against it.
A day earlier, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had warned that Iran could pull out of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty if the international standoff escalates.
“What Iran’s statements do is further Iran’s isolation from the international community,” Rice said, adding that the Iranian people “deserve better then they are currently seeing from their government.”
Rice said the next step in the international effort to counter Iranian nuclear ambitions is not certain…