The ambiguous headline comes straight from CNN, and of course in a sense ultimately from Ahmadinejad himself, for he is the one who created this ambiguity.
It is most likely that all that will happen will be that Iran will respond to the West’s tribute offer, and that he will respond with contempt and bellicosity. And the world, reassured that August 22 isn’t doomsday after all, will allow itself to forget that he is still working toward a nuclear program, and has made his threats and genocidal aspirations quite clear.
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — Iran is due to give its formal answer to a United Nations demand that Tehran halt uranium enrichment in exchange for a package of incentives or face a new threat of sanctions.
The response will be delivered at 4 p.m. (1230 GMT) on Tuesday in the Iranian capital, diplomats said.
Iran will hand the reply to diplomats from Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany, and to the Swiss ambassador representing the United States, which has no embassy in Tehran, they said.
“I can confirm, there will be a meeting at 4 p.m. for the EU3 plus Russia, China and the Swiss representative for the USA,” one of the diplomats told Reuters, after the news was first broadcast by an Iranian television station.
The response will be handed over at Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, which handles the nuclear file, they said.
Iranian officials have said it would be a written reply and have said the reply will be “multi-dimensional,” Reuters reported.