There we have it, Ahmadinejad is trying to further develop a pretext for striking out against his enemies, namely Israel and America.
“For them, subjects like the nuclear issue are pretexts. The key reason for the hostility of the enemies in the past 30 years against Iran is that they want us to pull back so that they can say we have given in,” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on state television on Friday. “But the Iranian people will resist with force against the enemies.”
Of course this is nothing new as Ahmadinejad already believes that this pretext was realised in 1979 with the imposition of sanctions and their renewal in 1995 and 2006.
The comments came as the United States set a weekend deadline for Iran to respond to an international offer to freeze its nuclear drive. “We want and we expect a response this weekend,” US State Department acting spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos said.
But a European Union diplomat said in Brussels that the EU was in no rush for a response from Iran.
“There’s no real limit,” said the diplomat, on condition of anonymity, after Washington set the deadline.
And now you have just seen how seriously the EU is taking this threat. It all starts to make sense why they are fine with pathetic sanctions and furthering deadlines. It also reveals the double standards that take place in these types of organisations, imagine for a moment if Israel or even America stated their intention to wipe out a democratic country within the UN? There would be an absolute outcry across the the entire world. Resolutions would be coming thick and fast from the UN with tough sanctions not far behind.