Sunday, August 14, 2005

BETWEEN NIGERIA, IRAN AND AMERICA



Nigeria and Iran discuss military cooperation
LAGOS (Reuters)

Above, we see the President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo hand in hand with George W. Bush, the President of America at the last G-8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland. But, later the same queer President of Nigeria agreed to have a military pact with Iran whose newly elected younger President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shown above is very ambitious and stubborn with futuristic plans to make Iran an Islamic super power to challenge the authority and supremacy of the United States of America in the world.

An Iranian military delegation is visiting Nigeria with a view to signing a defense cooperation pact, Nigerian military spokesmen and an Iranian diplomat said on Thursday.

"The Iranian delegation is in the country to visit military formations," said a Nigerian navy spokesman, adding that the two sides planned to sign a military cooperation agreement shortly.

The five-day visit by the representatives of the Islamic republic of Iran follows a recent trip to Iran by Nigeria's defense minister, an Iranian diplomat said. A Nigerian military delegation is expected to visit Iran shortly.
Last update - 16:37 14/08/2005


Responding to Bush, Iran says has more war options than U.S.

By The Associated Press

Iran notched up the rhetorical battle with the United States on Sunday, declaring its options, if attacked by Washington, far exceeded those of the Americans.In an interview with Israeli Channel 1 TV on Friday, U.S. President George W. Bush said "all options are on the table" if Iran refused to comply with international demands to halt its nuclear program."I think Bush should know that our options are more numerous than the U.S. options," said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi. "If the United States makes such a big mistake, then Iran will definitely have more choices to defend itself."

He offered no specifics but characterized Bush's words as part of an ongoing psychological war against Iran.Bush issued the veiled threat two days after Tehran resumed uranium conversion at its nuclear facility in Isfahan, a move which also prompted a warning from the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency.Bush has called from continued diplomacy to halt Iran's nuclear program, with resort to U.N. Security Council sanctions only if all other diplomatic efforts fail.In the interview, Bush said the United States and Israel "are united in our objective to make sure that Iran does not have a weapon."But, he said, if diplomacy fails "all options are on the table. The use of force is the last option for any President. You know, we've used force in the recent past to secure our country."For its part, Israel maintains a nuclear monopoly in the Middle East and is thought to have about 200 warheads deployed on ballistic missiles, aircraft and submarines, according to the Washington-based Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Israeli officials do not comment on the country's nuclear weapons potential.The International Atomic Energy Agency's 35-nation board of directors expressed "serious concern" Thursday over Iran's resumption of nuclear activities that could provide it with the fuel for a nuclear weapon.Iran routinely insists its nuclear program is peaceful - designed only for electricity generation - and responded indignantly to the IAEA warning.Under the IAEA resolution, Iran faces a September 3 deadline to stop uranium conversion or face possible referral to the Security Council, which can impose crippling economic sanctions.Asefi said such deadlines were irrelevant because the IAEA has now power to restrict Iran's nuclear activity, which is legal under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

3 comments:

Shola said...

I noticed the new banner at the top, is it possible to make it a bit smaller, it takes up almost 1/3 of the screen.

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Thanks Shola.

My friend Michelle Lee is developing them for me.

I will tell her.

kiji_kat said...

Oh, goodness. This news about Iran is not good. I was sort of hoping I wouldn't see this kind of conflict again in my lifetime. (I think the US had some sort of political conflict with Iran back in the early to mid 1980s, but I was just a little kid, so I don't remember.)

You asked in my blog if I was working for UNICEF or an NGO. I'm not. In fact, my goal in life is to work for a music magazine like Rolling Stone (www.rollingstone.com), Kerrang! (www.kerrang.com), or Blender (www.blender.com). My blog was originally meant to be about music, but I didn't have time to write proper music reviews.

I decided that my blog might be better suited to helping people learn about humanitarian and environmental issues, as well as ways that they can help. (There's plenty of news about the bad things that happen in the world, but not a lot of news about how people can make a difference.) I don't know how much of a difference my blog will make, but it's better to make an effort and have it fail than not make an effort at all. With any luck, my blog will do some real good!

I'll check out the information about your CD and link over to it in Rhetoric. Thanks for your readership!