Why, if you Iranians aren’t careful, we’ll…we’ll…shake our fist at you. Now take our bribe, or…not. From the Washington Times, :
U.S. officials yesterday accused Iran of stalling negotiations and said the deadline has arrived for the country to halt nuclear production or face sanctions in the United Nations.
“We offered them two paths, negotiations or Security Council action,” Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns told “Fox News Sunday” discussing the incentives offered to Iran if it gives up its nuclear ambitions. “The Iranians can choose, but the time to choose has come.”
Five weeks ago, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Iran had weeks, not months, to respond to the offer made by an international coalition including the United States, the European Union, China and Russia. Iranian officials so far have rejected public pressure to accept or reject the offer.
Though details of the offer have not been officially released, it is said to include economic incentives and the likely lifting of some sanctions against Iran.