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

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

Tehrān : Iran | Apr 01, 2012 at 2:52 AM PDT
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
Clinton: 'Principle Terrorist Threat to US Emanates From Pakistan' (For $1.5 Billion a Year)

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.

1 of 12
Next
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.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • Syrian fighters need arms aid: Kingdom

      Arab News
    Apr 1, 2012 00:48 Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State, who met with the foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) here yesterday, proposed a strong missile shield to protect Gulf Arab states from Tehran and sought...
  • Clinton gets Iran update from Turkish leader

      Associated Press
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton conferred with Turkey's prime minister about his nuclear discussions with Iran as the United States began intensively preparing for a round of negotiations between Tehran and world powers to take place within...
  • Fighters in Syria to get 'salary'

      Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Arab states in the Persian Gulf have agreed to provide a monthly stipend of several million dollars to pay a "salary" to opposition fighters in Syria and encourage more defections from President Bashar Assad's army, participants at an international...
  • Africa: Secretary Clinton's Interview in Istanbul With ABC

      All Africa
    C 3 April 2012 interview Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton With Reena Ninan of ABC. Secretary Clinton, does the U.S. approval for Kofi Annan's plan mean that it's okay for President Assad to remain in power?...We think Assad must go, the...
  • Iraq intelligence failure weighs on Iran analysis

      Seattle Times
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made clear Saturday that time is running out for diplomacy over Iran's nuclear program and said talks aimed at preventing Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon would resume in mid-April. With speculation...
  • Clinton warns of “destabilizing” options on Iran

      NOW Lebanon
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Tuesday that a nuclear-armed Iran or a conflict over its ambitions would both destabilize the region as she pressed Tehran to make progress in key talks. As Israel voices growing impatience over Iran, Clinton...

Blogs

 >

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.