There are times in life when the past intrudes into our present preventing changes because the power of previous anger and hate is too strong. The Iranian government refuses to budge from its basic principle of not halting efforts to pursue nuclear programs. Its spokesman, Hossein Eham, told visiting European Union foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, that if the package being offered includes “suspension” of their current nuclear efforts, “it won’t be considered at all. The position of the Republic of Iran is clear” that it intends to have its own nuclear program. Solana will publicly reveal the package in order to ensure there is debate within Iran on their policy of nuclear development. It is hoped there are clerics who might be interested in the generous terms for peaceful development being offered.
There may not be any change in Iran’s attitude until a new president is sworn in this coming January. Perhaps, a President Obama outreach to Iran might assist in changing attitudes. Iran’s clerical rulers are no fools and understand their nation is suffering due to lack of foreign investment.