Friday, 9 November 2012

The Latest from Iran (9 November): So 2 Iranian Fighters Fired on a US Drone and Then....

0745 GMT: Our attention to Tehran's signals on talks with the US --- those which have taken place and those that it hopes will soon occur --- continues, but it is rivalled this morning by the media drama of the Pentagon's relevation that two Iranian fighter jets fired on an unmanned American drone last week.

We connect the developments in an analysis this morning, "Iranian Fighters Fire on US Drone --- What is the Connection with US-Iran Nuclear Talks?"

Meanwhile, the Iranian press continues to play up possible discussion rather than confrontation. Donya-ye Eqtesad writes, "Not much time seems to be left to the beginning of another round of negotiations [with the 5+1 Powers].  In particular, Russia and China have stressed upon the importance of the time factor and have demanded negotiations as fast as possible." Tehran-e Emrooz goes into detail:

Because of the vast support of the Zionist lobby to his rival Mitt Romney, Barack Obama will further distance himself from the Israeli regime in the coming four years and will pursue a more independent policy compared with the past....Obama distancing himself from the Zionist lobby will create the opportunity for the Islamic Republic to test Obama's foreign policy so that the economic sanctions are gradually removed.

Despite the fact that the international atmosphere - because of the economic pressures of the United States and the West against Iran --- is not conducive for bilateral negotiations with the new administration, Obama's positive signals to Iran over the recent years taken into consideration, the possibility of removing the sanctions is not unlikely...Should these unjust sanctions be removed, a more pleasant atmosphere for positive cooperation with Iran will automatically follow.


from EA WorldView: EA Iran

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