Monday, December 1, 2008

Iran to US: We Refuse to Meet with you 'Without Preconditions'!

Barack Obama has said that he'd be willing to meet with Iranian leaders without preconditions. But apparently, the Iranians do not share that same sentiment.

According to recent news reports coming out of Tehran, lawmakers in congress have put forward a request for initiating parliamentary dialogue between the US and Iran.

While attending the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in October, Iranian officials reportedly received a letter from lawmakers in Washington, asking for a meeting.

However, Huseyn Ibrahimi, a member of the National Security Commission of the Iranian parliament, says "not so fast"!

Ibrahimi said that Iranian officials will agree "to hold discussions with the US" only “if Iran’s demands are fulfilled".

In other words, no dialogue can take place unless the US agrees to certain preconditions.

Now, that's a judicious fellow! Who in their right mind would agree to meet with a sworn enemy without preconditions? Hmmm?