What does snag in nuke talks says about Iran's intentions?
Fox News national security analyst K.T. McFarland explains
- Duration 5:20
- Date May 24, 2012
Fox News national security analyst K.T. McFarland explains
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Little to no progress Iran blasting the assembled world powers including America saying the west is creating quote a typical atmosphere.
Critics of the talks say the regime is just stalling for time so -- can develop a nuclear weapon and head off the military strike before it is too late.
KT McFarland is a Fox News national security analyst and host of Fox News -- Defcon three on foxnews.com -- welcome back.
The headline now -- -- coming out of Reuters is.
That their nuclear negotiator Iran's nuclear negotiator is saying the non proliferation treaty allows them.
To enrich uranium.
When they were asked about the possibility of giving up 20% enrichment which as you know we're trying to get them to dial back on their enrichment uranium which is used for nuclear -- They -- to.
They're not allowed to and -- during his playing for time why because they know the minute they become a nuclear weapon state everything changes they become the dominant power in the Middle East.
They become the country that sits Astride the Strait of Hormuz through which 40% of the world's exported -- our -- so not only would they be a nuclear power.
Nuclear weapons power they would also be the country the controls the strain of harmless nobody would -- with them.
They know that they're so close to getting at there's very little that's going to stop them.
Why you know -- have sanctions and the sanctions hurt in the sanctions bite but the sanctions don't convince the Iranian leadership.
And the -- was that it is worth giving up their nuclear program I think at the end of the day.
This is this administration in Iran Iranian regime has got to understand that it's there next Saturday or new -- and if it's not and next.
They're gonna keep going and tell I have new.
Everyone that we've had on the program -- they're talking about what needs to be done to get Iran to dismantle this program which it seems like.
Very few if any at American diplomats believe is really for peaceful purposes.
They all say what we need is crippling sanctions as you said and it needs to be they sort of a global thing.
Even just within the United States in terms of get them from -- -- we can economically you know from the banks from money from their diplomats no oil purchases which we don't but -- on our allies and sought.
Got to be a fire all guns.
What's happening now what happened today and yesterday in Baghdad is Iran went in there and demanded greater sanctions relief we offered a -- -- -- they would concede.
You know don't keeping you.
Air you're enriching uranium -- and they said that's acceptable and not only that we want greater sanctions relief and now we've agreed to talk about it on June 18 and nineteenth in Moscow Kati and.
So what is a likely would think Israel is speaking as they look at all talking with them about us and make you actually hit a huge hit -- important questions just -- what we think.
What are Europeans think what does anybody it's what does Israel think because of Israel concludes.
That there is nothing that's going to stop Iran's nuclear program Israel has said time and time again -- run as a nuclear weapons say -- an existential.
Threat to it to Israel hatteras -- -- nuclear weapons Israelis think we don't exist anymore so it's what calculation is in.
Their minds and because Netanyahu has been able to get a coalition government now.
In this are now commands an enormous and not by popularity among the Israeli people but he also commands a very large part of the electric.
That is behind his government so he has a lot more maneuverability and flexibility.
To do what he thinks is right.
The problem with the Iranians -- And what they're trying to do my -- like cat and mouse they're trying to adjust delay.
Have more negotiations.
Next month and where where do where -- have -- time around he next time it'll work.
They've made their decision that they're going for nuclear weapons and sanctions that hurt -- -- may may be difficult.
But they re regimes got to conclude it's worth having -- sanctions -- -- that.
Pain in order to get to the nuclear what.
How do we let this go lucky -- because likely -- -- -- twelve there were reports that Israel is gonna get ready to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities in the spring.
Now here we are about to go to June we've had two rounds of talks.
The in Moscow probably gonna lead to the same thing is it not -- -- her more back and forth like this at what.
What does -- say -- -- Yeah we got an -- What they -- and to watch how we handle North Korea where respect we have negotiation and then there will begin a carrot and stick -- sick and then all of a sudden Mercury says.
And we've got nuclear weapons -- makes that whole debate.
Now -- I think Iranians are going and that same direction I asked what can we do to change that what can we do to change their behavior.
I think there's only one thing to do either.
Bottom router let Iran get the bomb and there's a middle -- impose such clip clean sanctions -- the Iranian economy collapses.
Not six months from now not six weeks -- but six weeks from now so that.
We so isolate the end of the Iranian economy 80% of their income.
Comes from those oil sales if we impose our sanctions -- on July but tomorrow tomorrow at noon and they're so crippling that the Iranian.
Regime faces two things either collapse within or the Iranian people with -- go back into the streets as they did in 2007.
And they get to -- and I -- and they demand a change -- regime.
The Arab Spring we're finally come back to Iran this -- -- moving away from that there's always sought today Kiki thank you.