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Annan Rejects Sanctions, Offers Talks with 12th Imam

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(2006-08-22) — As Iran’s president prepared today to reject international efforts to halt his nation’s uranium enrichment program, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan rejected calls for sanctions against the Islamic Republic and offered direct negotiations with the long-awaited 12th Imam.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has spoken of the prophesied 12th or ‘Hidden’ Imam, who is to usher in the end of the world. Many believe he would return on August 22, the alleged anniversary of the night flight of the prophet Muhammad on the winged horse Buraq, first to Jerusalem, then to heaven and back (Koran XVII.1).

Mr. Annan said he believes that “direct negotiations with the Hidden Imam can defuse all of this talk of the end of the world, which I’m confident is nothing more than a bargaining chip.”

In any case, the world’s end is expected to have little effect on the work of the United Nations, according to Mr. Annan.

“The U.N. will continue to be just as effective at resolving conflicts and ensuring world peace as it was before the end of the world,” he said.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Right Truth // Aug 24, 2006 at 12:32 am

    Iran - No sanctions for you

    Get ready for the folks at the United Nations, who do nothing more than take up space and breath oxygen, to busy themselves and produce - nothing useful other than to give Iran more time, which is exactly what it

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  • 4 Maggie // Aug 31, 2006 at 11:27 am

    Mr.Kafi had better wake up and smell the nuclear fallout!

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