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They said the new proposal largely replicates earlier ones. "We don't think the Iranians (deserve) much more," they added.

They claim Iran isn't ready to deal ahead of its June 14 presidential elections.

Tehran's ready for legitimate talks anytime. It needs legitimate partners to do so. Washington obstructionism prevents it. It's no different now than earlier.

Pressuring Iran to halt uranium enrichment proves it. Claiming it's for bomb development is false on its face. Knowing it's true but saying otherwise shows what Iran is up against. 

Saber rattling makes things worse. It repeats ad nauseam. It's done so belligerently. False charges follow earlier ones. 

Sanctions violate international law. They're imposed to harm Iran's economy, isolate it politically, and cause ordinary Iranians pain and suffering.

It's done to turn them against their government. It's been tried many times before. Every time it fails. Ordinary people blame responsible parties. Their governments are their last line of defense.

Iranians aren't fools. They know Washington and Israel are Tehran's main enemies. They're enemies of peace, equity and justice. 

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They're hegomonic partners. They violate international law. They spurn it with impunity. They commit crimes of war, against humanity, and genocide. So do complicit NATO partners and rogue regional allies.

At issue is advancing Washington's imperium. It's about regional dominance. It's about controlling world energy supplies. It's about turning Iran into a vassal state.

In 1979, Iran ended 2,500 years of monarchal rule. A generation of Pahlavi repression ended. It's not about to roll over for Washington and return it. 

Its sovereignty matters too much. It'll do what's necessary to protect it. Its leaders are responsible for doing it. They've done so for 34 years. 

Castro's Cuba alone remained independent longer. Both nations abhor imperial Washington's aims. They do so for good reason. They prioritize peace and good relations, not conflicts and global dominance. 

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They're targeted for doing the right things. Expect nothing ahead to get easier. Washington has longstanding war plans. It's waging multiple ones already. It has others in mind. 

They'll be launched in the fullness of time. Today is the most perilous time in world history. Humanity may not survive America's onslaught. 

It's shocking to imagine it's come this far and perhaps no further. If it perishes, it'll be the only species ever to do so. 

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