“We don’t need incentives,” Ahmadinejad said on state-run TV. “They cannot stop our progress by offering us incentives. Do you think you are dealing with a 4-year-old child to whom you can give some walnuts and chocolates and get gold from him?” Ahmadinejad added, according to The Associated Press.
“Wait! Don’t answer that!”
The Iranian leader’s comments came in the midst of reports that Britain, France and Germany were putting together a tentative incentives package that would include a light-water nuclear reactor in exchange for Tehran giving up uranium enrichment.
Light-water reactors are more difficult to use in the development of weapons than are heavy-water plants that produce more nuclear material.
Echoes of the 1994 deal that Dhimmi Carter brokered with North Korea. A lot of good that’s done.