Hillary Clinton says doors for negotiations with Iran “will not remain open forever”

Hillary Clinton says doors for negotiations with Iran “will not remain open forever”

Tehrān : Iran | Apr 01, 2012 at 2:52 AM PDT
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US Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton said on Saturday that the diplomacy over Iran’s nuclear program was running short of time and the talks would not last forever, expressing doubt over Iran’s intensions to find a solution that could be able to satisfy Israel, United States and other counties that might be affected with its decision.

"We're going in with one intention: to resolve the international community's concerns about Iran's nuclear program," Clinton told reporters after attending a security conference in Saudi Arabia. "Our policy is one of prevention, not containment. We are determined to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon."

Clinton further said, "We enter into these talks with a sober perspective about Iran's intentions. It is incumbent upon Iran to demonstrate by its actions that it is a willing partner and to participate in these negotiations with an effort to obtain concrete results."

Clinton also said that the United States had made its intensions obvious and was waiting for a response from Iran, after which it would be clear whether Iranian leaders want to get into serious talks over their nuclear program or not. Clinton insisted that while the United States was expecting Iran to take a reasonable step, “the window to do so will not remain open forever.”

Clinton and other world leaders at the Gulf Cooperation Council held in Riyadh discussed ways to stabilize the energy prices throughout the world. "Both the United States and Saudi Arabia share an interest in ensuring that energy markets foster economic growth," Mrs. Clinton said. "We recognize and appreciate the kingdom's actions to respond to market demand."

The diplomats from the oil-rich Persian Gulf also explored ways to further secure the shipping against any sort of threat posed by Iran while speeding up the development of a regional missile defense system and to offset the nuclear threat. The new Strategic Cooperation Forum will work to unite all Gulf States rather than dealing with the security issues of each country separately.

Clinton’s statements come a day after President Barack Obama announced to kill the oil exports of Iran by placing a new round of sanctions on Tehran’s central bank.

The US and Arab officials also talked over finding a way to stop the violence in Syria and to finish the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told lawmakers that "we are engaged in very intensive diplomacy"
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told lawmakers that "we are engaged in very intensive diplomacy"
Wendy Zachary is based in Texas, Texas, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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