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Mullahs to Iran: We’re Winning

At The Corner, Michael Rubin quotes from the Iranian mullahs’ official Friday night sermon. The topic is Iran’s meetings with U.S. diplomats earlier this month in Geneva:

At these meetings there were some powers which tried to discuss Iran’s nuclear issue, but Jalili [Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council] who protected Iran’s honor during the meetings announced that he had not gone to Geneva to investigate our country’s nuclear issues and that the order of the discussion must be Iran’s proposed package which led to ignoring of the nuclear issue at the meetings…
The Deputy Foreign Minister of the United States [sic] tried on three occasions during the meetings to meet Jalili, but Jalili did not accept…
At the end, and after the end of one of the meetings an American authority, approached Jalili and says that he wants to engage in a dialogue, and Jalili accepts the wish of the Deputy Foreign Minister of the United States…In the beginning of the conversation, between the Deputy Foreign Minister of the United States and Jalili, the American authority discussed the nuclear issue and stresses the importance of issues related to nuclear energy to Jalili, but Jalili, addressing the Deputy American Foreign Minister, says that the issues related to Iran’s nuclear question have been solved and there is no reason to discuss them…
The Deputy Foreign Minister of the United States at this meeting also said that some discussions about lack of respect for human rights are being discussed. Jalili addressing this American authority says that we too have heard that Obama has said that you will end torture in the United States, after which the American authority looked down…

Meanwhile, Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency reports that the Obama administration has made clear its acceptance of Iran’s uranium enrichment program:

Representatives from Iran, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and three western states have convened in two-day talks in Vienna on October 19-20 to discuss supply of nuclear fuel for Tehran reactor.
Informed sources close to the talks in Vienna said that the US has in a series of secret meetings informed its European partners of Washington’s decision on acceptance of uranium enrichment in Iran.
The sources reiterated that a number of Washington’s EU allies have voiced strong protest against the decision, calling it a too big concession to Iran and a second blow to their stance by the US administration after the White House gave up suspension of enrichment activities in Iran as a precondition for talks with the Islamic Republic.
The meeting in Vienna is aimed at a discussion of a proposal by the US, Russia and France to supply one of the Iranian research reactors with high-level enriched uranium for producing radiomedicine.

While it’s not entirely clear, this likely corresponds to the more optimistic view of what is going on in Vienna that was put out by Obama administration officials.
Are the mullahs’ claims true? I don’t know. If so, we Americans might soon be stereotyped abroad as cheeseburger-eating surrender monkeys. One thing is for certain: the mullahs aren’t preparing their people for any sort of a climbdown on Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

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