Hassan Rouhani has now been president of Iran for a few months and has made several attempts to send words of peace to the leaders of Israel as well as to the United States of America. He told an American TV audience that he has full authority from Iran’s religious leaders to negotiate over its nuclear program with the US, Israel and other western nations. He insists there is no program in Iran to develop nuclear weapons. “Under no circumstances would we seek any weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, now will we ever.” We have never pursued or sought a nuclear bomb and we arenot going to do so. We are solely seeking peaceful nuclear technology.” Rouhani also praised President Obama for seeking a diplomatic solution to the criss in Syria.
In 2001 when American forces entered Afghanistan then President Khatami offered logistical support and even closed his nation’s borders to escaping members of the Taliban. His reward was to be insulted by then President Bush. Let us hope that President Obama moves forward with diplomatic negotiatons with President Rouhani.
Oh, the only nation in the Middle East with atomic bombs is Israel. Will that nation allow UN officials to check on their nuclear weapons of mass destruction?