February 16th, 2012
04:20 PM ET

Iran offers nuclear talks in letter

By Elise Labott

Iran is offering to resume talks over the country's nuclear program as soon as possible, according to a letter the nation's nuclear negotiator sent to the European Union.

"We voice our readiness for dialogue on a spectrum of various issues, which can provide ground for constructive and forward-looking cooperation," Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili wrote in a letter to European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.

CNN obtained a copy of the translated letter as Iran announced new steps in its nuclear program.

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  1. JM

    "Iran is a peaceful country"

    I hope that the people that are saying such BS,are pro-government Iranians,or atleast pro-Iran middle easerners,so atleast it would make some sense,any American that says that is completley ignorant,and shouldnt be allowed to comment on serios topics such has these becuse they have no clue what they are talking about,there parents should monitor there internet activites more closely.

    Maybe you missed the information that Iran has admitted to trianing,funding,supplying and even directly helping Iraqi and Afghanistan insurgents,tell the families of the US soldiers killed by Iranian IED'sd and Small Arms that they are a peaceful country,tell that to the victims of Hezbollah and Hammas,wich are Iranian proxies,and tell that to the familiy of Neda and all the other democratic protesters gunned down in the streets of Iran in 2009 for no reason,saying Iran is a peaceful country is like saying the sun is not hot!!!,both statements are equally fictional!!!

    February 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Reply
    • Bullshit-O-Rama

      Read up on the history of the CIA, you sanctimonious dupe.

      You are so fucking naive.

      February 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Reply
    • Random2012

      JM, i got some news for you get your facts straight your iranian leaders of governments are shitheads and should be nuked right now and the only iranian people that are good and that i like are the iranians who want democracy and will leave the jews alone. Anyone who like mmahaddaddjad or however you say it i dislike with a passion. i pray yall overthrow him and quick or im telling you your country will be danger. i suggest you tell your iranian fellow friends to create democracy if yall want to maintain any form of sanity before the US or Israel and/or both f*** irans shit up.

      February 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Reply
      • Mooney

        Holy Fuck!

        Never heard of reading comprehension? How fucking stupid are you? JM's comments are ANTI Iran.

        To be expected from a 19 year old toilet baby, I suppose. Hurry up and enlist – that we you'll die quicker.

        February 19, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
      • Mooney

        "way"

        February 19, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
  2. the real deal

    to you amer brain dead tratior go f**ck yourself

    February 17, 2012 at 9:57 am | Reply
  3. Sayan Majumdar

    The Iranians are opting for negotiating table (they are not dumb after all) against their background of their (failed) nuclear weapons program and impending restructured formidable Israeli Anti-Tactical Ballistic Missile (ATBM) shield.

    The shield will receive further boost when Arrow 3 enters service capable of intercepting strategic arsenals in mid-course phase.

    Sayan.

    February 16, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Reply
    • Jonathan Pollard Soon to be FREE zionist Spy American born Traitor

      Move over sayani hamani.

      israel is not our friends. How is it that the dirty evil zionist regime in tel-aviv believe it can threaten the nations in the middle east? What gives them that right??

      the dirty evil zionists are trying to get the U.S. to attack Iran. Iran is a peaceful country and If I was Iran, I would stop being peaceful. I would develope nuclear bombs.

      Bombs Away . . . . is what Iran should be saying.

      Iran should announce they HAVE nuclear bombs and if the dirty evil zionists want to start WW3,
      then Iran should say . . . Let's get it on!

      Heck, I say, Let's Get It On!

      In the end everyone gets nuked but the best part is . . . israel gets nuked, too!!!! Yipppeeeeeeee!

      And in the end everyone left will know the evil of the zionists and the evil zionist survivors will be hunted down and given what they most deserve. And all the traitor-zionists in American will be hunted down, too. They will be given what they deserve, too.

      Yipppeeeeeee! no more zionism and no more israel!

      I can take comfort in knowing that.

      ha ha zionists dogs . . .look at my thumb . . . gee you're dumb.

      Ruufff-ruff sizzle and fry sayani.

      February 17, 2012 at 6:42 am | Reply
      • Iranacockuptheirass

        JONATHAN....MAY 10,000 CAMELS SHIT IN YOUR MOUTH WHILE US AMERICANS STRIP YOU FROM YOUR LEADING ROLL IN THE PLANET OF THE APES.......A MOVIE ABOUT YOU DESERT MONKEY PEOPLE

        February 19, 2012 at 12:19 am |
      • Random2012

        hey dibshit im 19 old enough to know ur a dumbass. i love israel and i love america but i hate people like you your disgrace. i fantasize about going to battle against people like you. im guessing your a christian in america. go to hell. your the first christian ive ever said that too. and if your muslim still go hell or whatever its called

        February 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
  4. will laing

    i agree iran must be dealt with but the issue with china stealing milatary secret manipulate there currency surely should be talked about more or are they and russia just to powerful

    February 16, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Reply
    • Beelzabubba

      I am going to assume that English isn't your first language and leave it at that.

      February 16, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Reply
    • Jonathan Pollard Soon to be FREE zionist Spy American born Traitor

      China is not stealing anything. They are buying everything from the dirty evil zionists in racist apartheid israel.
      as soon as we dumb americans give our latest military equipment to the dirty evil zioinists they quickly turn around and sell half of it to the Chinese. How's that for a BFF ally?

      The best advice I can give you is: Stay Stupid – the dirty evil zionists like their goyim that way.

      Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! dumb jerk-off americans are sooo stupid.

      February 17, 2012 at 6:54 am | Reply
      • JON

        Funny, I could have sworn the Bible says you lose in the end

        February 19, 2012 at 12:21 am |
  5. sureshot

    dear EU......we need to talk. i see that our nation will being doing better then the west, we want to talk to you so we can buy sometime to build our speical weapons, we want to start off slow in bed,then the foreplay begins and right before the intercorse and right before you get satiafid, we will pull out and put our cloths back on and never call you again because something better had come into the picture....yours truely iran

    February 16, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Reply
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    the better for them, eu should join hands and embrass diag

    February 16, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Reply
  7. Peikoviany

    The USAF should deliver our response via air mail.

    February 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Reply
    • Beelzabubba

      Sure. Why not?

      Hey, after all...........it's not like it's gonna be YOUR ass on the line.

      February 16, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Reply
  8. mipolitic

    ya , i get those letters of promising news ever time i open a fortune cookie

    February 16, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Reply
  9. zavala

    mcain said it the best "bomb,bomb, bomb- bomb bomb iran– bomb iraaaaaaaaaan.............blow that GOVBACK TO THE STONE AGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 16, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Reply
    • Thirsty

      I thought that was a Beach Boys song.

      February 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  10. Hahahahahahahaha

    Dear UN,

    We would like to talk in circles about nothing over and over and over again to kill time. OK?

    Regards,
    Iran (Death to America!)

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha

    February 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Reply
    • RagMcmuffin

      Yes.......because they will it

      February 19, 2012 at 12:22 am | Reply

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