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Obama – Iran has “right” to nukes

[ What were American Jews (and even Israelis) thinking when they overwhelmingly supported Obama as president?  Many sincere people tried to warn you — but they were systematically ignored….  Why have American Jews, in particular, been so blindly optimistic about this administration?  For those who were seriously paying attention — rather than merely following the propaganda — it was obvious enough that the Obama administration was not going to be friendly to Israel… ]

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LONDON — President Barack Obama reiterated that Iran may have some right to nuclear energy _ provided it takes steps to prove its aspirations are peaceful.

In a BBC interview broadcast Tuesday, Obama also restated plans to pursue direct diplomacy with Tehran to encourage it to set aside any ambitions for nuclear weapons it might harbor.

Iran has insisted its nuclear program is aimed at generating electricity. But the U.S. and other Western governments accuse Tehran of seeking atomic weapons.

“Without going into specifics, what I do believe is that Iran has legitimate energy concerns, legitimate aspirations. On the other hand, the international community has a very real interest in preventing a nuclear arms race in the region,” Obama said.

The comments echo remarks Obama made in Prague last month in which he said his administration would “support Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear energy with rigorous inspections” if Iran proves it is no longer a nuclear threat.

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