[Marxism] Re:Iraq-Iran

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 16 23:58:10 MDT 2006

Pope calls for Peaceful Solution to Iran crisis

Rome, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) In his Easter message in St Peter´s
Square in Rome on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI called all parties
involved in the Iranian energy dispute to find an honorable solution
through honest and serious negotiations.

The pope also urged the international community to help the
Palestinian people move towards statehood.

In his first Easter as Pope since the death of John Paul II, Benedict
XVI called for peace to finally prevail over the tragic violence in
Iraq that continues mercilessly claiming victims.

The pontiff also talked about the humanitarian crisis in Sudan´s
Darfur region, where people live in a dramatic humanitarian situation
that is no longer sustainable.

Addressing leaders and international organizations, the pope said
they would strengthen their will to achieve peaceful co-existence
among different races, cultures and religions.

"Concerning the international crises linked to nuclear power, may an
honorable solution be found for all parties, through serious and
honest negotiations, and may the leaders of nations and of
international organizations be strengthened in their will to achieve
peaceful coexistence among different races, cultures and religions,
in order to remove the threat of terrorism."



Moscow to Host Meeting on Iran Nuclear Crisis

New York, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from six of the
world´s most powerful countries world will meet in Moscow on Tuesday
to discuss Iran´s atomic energy program after Tehran announced its
scientists had enriched uranium to 3.5 percent to make nuclear fuel.

The Moscow meeting is expected to be attended by virtually the same
officials who met in New York in March 20 and failed to agree on a
long-term strategy to deal with Iran.

The officials include US Under Secretary of State for Political
Affairs Nicholas Burns, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei
Kislyak and foreign ministry political directors John Sawers of
Britain, Stanislas de Laboulaye of France, and Michael Schaefer of

China however said it would be represented by Assistant Foreign
Minister Cui Tiankai, instead of ministry political director Zhang
Yan, who attended the New York meeting last month.

Meanwhile, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad again insisted that
his country's nuclear work was peaceful.

Western diplomats cautioned not to expect a call for immediate
sanctions let alone military action.

Russia and China keep opposing such drastic measures and instead urge
patient diplomacy spearheaded by the International Atomic Energy
Agency (IAEA).

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed that he was convinced
that there can be no resolution of the problem through use of force.


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