Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva: No peace in Middle East with U.S. mediation: Lula

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Monday that there will be no peace in the Middle East while the United States acts as a mediator.
"I am convinced that there will be no peace in the Middle East as long as the United States is the tutor of peace there," he said.
Lula, who will leave office on Jan. 1, commented on the impasse with Iran's nuclear program, which ended in several sanctions applied by the United Nations Security Council.
According to Lula, before his talks with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he received a letter from U.S. President Barack Obama, in which several conditions for an agreement were outlined.
Iran accepted those conditions, Lula said, and was willing to negotiate its nuclear program. Along with Brazil and Turkey, the country signed in May an agreement under which Tehran agreed to have its uranium enriched in the Turkish territory.
Despite the agreement, the country suffered a series of sanctions applied by the Security Council, which said Iran's nuclear program did not have the peaceful purposes it claimed to have.
Lula also reaffirmed his criticism of the current structure of the Security Council. Brazil has been campaigning for a reform in the council for years, stating that it does not reflect the reality of the world.
Brazil argued that several emerging countries should be given permanent seats in the Council.

Source: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-12/21/c_13658109.htm

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