Against the advice of both Prime Minister Yoshihiko Nodahe and Foreign Minister Koichiro Genba, Yukio Hatoyama, the Japanese ex-premier, paid a little visit to Iran's Ahmadinejad where Mahmoud told him that
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is fundamentally opposed to the atomic bomb and weapons of mass destruction.”This, from a man who claims there are no homosexuals or oppression of women in Iran, and that the Holocaust is a myth.
“Iran and Japan can exert a common effort to create a world without atomic weapons ... Difficult but humanitarian efforts will win in the end.”
But the world is going to try to reason with the madman again. The dates and location for the upcoming U.N. Security Council 5+1 talks, where Iran and the 5 permanent Security Council members ( China, France, UK , US, Russia) plus Germany will discuss Iran's nuclear agenda, have yet to be finalized, but expected to take place some time mid-April.
Meanwhile, Hatoyama told Mahmoud:
“International trust-building and respecting regulations are important part of the world community which should be seriously pursued.”
Trust-building with liars is not possible, and it's foolish to think it is. And respect? It doesn't exist with the current leadership.
Ahmadinejad, as he has many times before, said the country was “ready for negotiations”, and that he had “practical suggestions for the upcoming meeting.” Can't wait to hear what those are.
Bottom line, you can't believe anything that comes out of Mahmoud's duplicitous mouth.