Bary Rubin posts on it,
Scoop! It’s Official: Iranian Government Openly says it fooled US; offered nothing in Geneva
And now it’s official! Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has announced that the main “concession” it supposedly made in the Geneva meeting with the United States never happened.
It has no intention of sending off its enriched uranium to Russia to be turned into someting fit only for medical research at all. This supposed pledge made by Iran was the alleged big development that set off so much optimism after Iran met with the United States along with China, France, Germany, Russia, and England).
No, says the Iranian government. This is merely an old idea–Tehran offered the same plan back in 2007 and then, after using it to stall for months, rejected it–which it has been planning to discuss on October 18 in yet another meeting with the International Atomic Energy Agency. Not only did it not offer anything new in Geneva, the Iranian government maintains it offered nothing at all.
Of course, the Iranian regime will never actually give up the enriched uranium it plans to use for making nuclear weapons. But now they have not only fooled the U.S. and European governments, Tehran openly says so!
Bad as that is, the really troubling part is this:
As I have noted continually, the administration doesn’t understand the need to keep up pressure, credibility, deterrence, showing a willingness to use force, and all the other diplomatic tools needed. Instead it has depended on the “soft” arsenal of making apologies, throwing out concessions, taking radical dictatorships at their word, and even joining the other side on some issues.
And let’s not forget Honduras, a small country, with a big outcome for the hemisphere, where the Obama administration insists on reinstating a Chavez-backed crook.
Amateur hour, outright incompetence, or an underlying purpose? You decide.