Iran president says real concern in Syria is chemical weapons falling into hands of terrorists

  • Article by: EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 24, 2013 - 9:55 PM

UNITED NATIONS — Iran's new president told world leaders Tuesday that the biggest danger in the Middle East is chemical weapons falling into the hands of "extremist terrorist groups" in Syria and he blamed the countries backing the opposition for fueling the civil war there.

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knuthansenSep. 24, 13 5:18 PM

The US will find a way to scuttle any productive advancements because the Military Industrial Complex needs enemies.

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rampalincSep. 24, 13 6:27 PM

The most hilarious thinking is when we as Americans can tell another independent nation that they are not "responsible enough" to own nuclear weapons. We have it. We have used it. We cannot even control our own budget. We spy on our own people as well as diplomats of other friendly nations. Yet we believe we are "responsible" and others are not. Hilarious indeed

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HankKSep. 24, 13 7:35 PM

He is correct. We have to stop being the bully of the world and start to just mind our own business.

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capsule2Sep. 24, 13 7:49 PM

He is correct. We have to stop being the bully of the world and start to just mind our own business. - Yeah, we mind our 'business.' That's the problem and always has been our problem.

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drfranktSep. 24, 13 8:03 PM

Dear Vlad, Is there any chance that you'd be willing to negotiate with the Iranians regarding their nuclear program in my place? I'm kind of busy right now with my slice and putting and you did such a great job with Syria! Any assistance you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, the community organizer

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tmauelSep. 24, 13 9:04 PM

Obama continues to insist on the use of force in the UN resolution designed to eliminate Syrian chemical weapons. Ban Ki Moon UN general secretary insisted today there should be no threat of force, a demand the Russians have had from the start of negotiations. It is a clear violation of international law to threaten another country with force and Obama knows it. Obama is doing his best to scuttle the Syrian UN negotiations. Obama repeated the false assertion that the Syrian government is responsible for the sarin attack on Ghouta on August, 21 when in fact evidence continues to mount that it was the Syrian rebels who were responsible for the attack at Ghouta. The latest evidence to emerge is the Russians have the records of the sarin used at Ghouta. The sarin canisters were from a 1967 shipment that was not sent to Syria but traced to Libya. Al-Qaeda rebels likely took control of that sarin when Obama bombed Libya and allowed al-Qaeda backed rebels to take control.

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tmauelSep. 24, 13 9:10 PM

See the Robert Fisk report at ZNET for the evidence that Russian sarin gas recently used at Ghouta was identified by the UN. The Russians have verifiable records that those 1967 sarin canisters were not shipped to Syria.

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comment229Sep. 25, 13 5:48 AM

Syria is not Iran's business. Syria is not our business either. Some comments hint that Obama is weak. Do you people actually want to invade Syria and Iran? Would that be the solution and make Obama and the USA look strong and decisive? And would that make you feel better? Sorry, but that is just plain warped thinking. Obama reversed course, and if Bush had done that after being thrown a curveball, how many Americans would be alive today? But then, of course, I understand we would not have the complete peace and harmony we are seeing in Afghanistan and Iraq today (sarcasm!). Sometimes, the strongest can also be the smartest, by turning and walking away.

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