Last Generation Network News
DECEMBER 4, 2013 –WEDNESDAY- Kislev 30, 5774
Vol I. No.5
"News is the propaganda of the truth" -MJS
Obama in Cairo
The Kuwaiti news outlet Al-Jarida reports that President Obama is seeking to arrange a trip to Tehran, Iran next year.
The headline of the article reads, "Obama would like to visit Tehran, official invitation after details resolved."
"Al-Jarida has learned from a U.S. diplomat that President Barack Obama is seeking to visit Tehran in the middle of next year," the report reads, based on a translation using Google Translate.
"The source said that the desire to visit is shared, and that Tehran and Washington are waiting for the conclusion of the arrangements prior to Iranian President Hassan Rohani issuing an official invitation to his American counterpart to visit Tehran.
"He pointed out that the most important detail that is outstanding regarding the meeting is the question of a meeting with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the possibility of not holding the meeting.
The White House on Monday categorically denied a report that President Obama is planning a trip to Iran next year.
“There is no truth to this report,” National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden told The Hill in an email.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
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In an interview with the Financial Times on Friday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani clarified that his country has no intention of disarming its nuclear facilities.
"One hundred percent (no)," he said when asked whether he would concede to the demands of Israel and US hawks. The Iranian president stressed throughout the entire interview that Iran maintains the right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes. He also tried to minimize the effect that the sanctions are having on Iran.
Rouhani also noted that the interim nuclear deal that was struck and the future negotiations with the world powers is "the best test" of whether trust could be restored between the US and Iran. "Iran-US problems are very complicated and cannot be resolved over a short period of time. Despite the complications, there has been an opening over the past 100 days, which can widen later," he said.
Israeli intelligence is seeking proof of Iran violating the interim nuclear deal that was struck last week in Geneva with the world powers, the British Sunday Times reported on Sunday. According to the report, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed Israeli intelligence and Mossad chiefs to seek evidence of Iranian sabotage aimed at bypassing international sanctions and bans, prior to the signing of the accord.
An Israeli intelligence source told the British paper that "Everyone has his own view regarding the Geneva agreement, but it is clear that if a smoking gun is produced, it will tumble like a house of cards."
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
File Photo: Reuters, Ki Price
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a message on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People called on Israel to stop building in the settlements saying that the surge in Israeli building was a "cause of grave concern."
"Announcements of thousands of new housing units cannot be reconciled with the goal of a two-state solution and risk the collapse of negotiations," AFP quoted him as saying.
Ban called for an end to all new settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem but he also condemned rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel and the building of tunnels from the coastal strip into Israel by militants, according to the report.
Israel is not going ahead with preliminary planning procedures for some 24,000 units beyond the Green Line, including some 1,200 in the E1 area between Ma'ale Adumim and Jerusalem, an official in the Prime Minister's Office said on Sunday.
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