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"They’re watering down the ‘stop, ship and shut’ commitments in order to have a pause, a breather," said Hugh Chalmers, a nuclear analyst at the Royal United Services Institute. "This seems like a very pragmatic approach towards buying time."
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…..item 1)…. Iran hails ‘turning point’ as world powers make key nuclear concessions …

The Telegraph … www.telegraph.co.uk/news/

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Iran hailed a "turning point" in the confrontation over its nuclear ambitions when the world’s six leading powers watered down key demands during a "realistic" round of talks.
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img code photo … Iran’s chief negotiator Saeed Jalili

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Iran’s chief negotiator Saeed Jalili in Almaty today

Photo: AP

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By David Blair, Chief Foreign Correspondent

6:59PM GMT 27 Feb 2013

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/989853…

The negotiations between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany ended with rare words of guarded optimism from both sides.

"In this round of talks we have witnessed that, despite all the attitudes during the last eight months, they tried to get closer to our viewpoints," said Saeed
Jalili, the lead Iranian negotiator.

Praising the "positive" approach of his interlocutors, he said: "We believe this is a turning point."

The six, the US, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany, known as the "P5 plus 1, had made three crucial demands on Iran before any sanctions could be relaxed.

These were that Iran should stop enriching uranium to the 20 per cent purity that is close to weapons grade; ship its stockpile of this material out of the country, and shut the nuclear plant at Fordow, which was built in secret and revealed only in 2009.

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Yesterday the US and the other countries diluted two of the three stipulations. They still insisted that Iran must stop enriching to 20 per cent, but they have relaxed their demands for the outright closure of Fordow and the export of Tehran’s medium-enriched uranium.

Instead, a Western diplomat said that Iran was asked to "reduce the readiness" of Fordow. This would mean "standing down" some of the cascades of centrifuges. Iran would also be able to keep enough 20 per cent uranium to fuel a civilian research reactor in Tehran.

The diplomat stressed that these would be interim "confidence-building measures", designed to ease the path to a final settlement. But if Iran agreed, the US and her allies would lift sanctions on the trade of gold and precious metals and on equipment for the Islamic Republic’s petrochemical industry.

All other sanctions would remain, but the world powers would refrain from imposing any additional restrictions over the nuclear issue.

"They’re watering down the ‘stop, ship and shut’ commitments in order to have a pause, a breather," said Hugh
Chalmers, a nuclear analyst at the Royal United Services Institute. "This seems like a very pragmatic approach towards buying time."

Baroness Ashton, the European Union’s high representative for foreign affairs, who chairs the "P5 plus 1", said Iran had an opportunity to "take some initial steps that would improve the confidence of the international community in the wholly peaceful nature of their nuclear programme".

Speaking after the talks in Almaty, the capital of Kazakhstan, Lady Ashton cautioned: "The real optimism will come when we start to see progress really being made. And that means our aspiration to see Iran move forward to pick up this proposal, to agree to it and to undertake to implement their part of it."

Mr Jalili, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, listened "intently" as the proposal was set out, said one diplomat at the talks. But Iran has yet to give a formal response.

Officials will meet next month to pin down the details, preparing for another round of negotiations in April. Mr
Chalmers said the "P5 plus 1" had left much undefined. "Once they’ve reduced the readiness at Fordow, they’ll be looking to get far more intrusive IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] inspections. But ‘reduced readiness’ is an uncertain term. How many centrifuges would Iran be allowed to continue operating inside Fordow? And where do they draw the line as to how much 20 per cent enriched uranium Iran would be able to keep?"

Iran has taken conciliatory steps of its own, making it easier for the six countries to modify their demands. Tehran has converted 40 per cent of its medium-enriched uranium into harmless fuel rods, while only a quarter of the 2,710 centrifuges inside Fordow are operational – the same number as a year ago.

But Israel fears that America and its allies will give too much away. Yesterday, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, said that only a threat of "military sanctions" would make Iran back down. "I don’t think there are any other means that will make Iran heed the international community’s demands," he said.
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…..item 2a)…. The Kanamits, nine-foot tall aliens, arrive on Earth with one lofty goal: To Serve Man. They end war, they end famine. They make the military wonder: what’s the catch?

"To Serve Man" is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone.

The story is based on the short story "To Serve Man," written by Damon Knight.[1] The title is a play on the verb to serve, which has the dual meanings of "to assist" and "to provide as a meal." The episode is one of the few instances in the series wherein the actor breaks the fourth wall and addresses the viewing audience at the episode’s end.

Synopsis

As the episode opens, Michael Chambers is seen lying uncomfortably on a cot in a spartan interior. An unseen voice implores him to eat. He refuses. He asks what time it is on Earth, and begins to tell the story of how he came to be here (aboard a spaceship) in flashback:

The Kanamits, a race of nine-foot-tall aliens, land on Earth. One of them addresses the United Nations, vowing that his race’s motive in coming to Earth is solely to be helpful to humanity. Initially wary of the intentions of an alien race who came "quite uninvited," even skeptical international leaders begin to be persuaded of the aliens’ benevolence when the Kanamits share their advanced technology, quickly putting an end to many of Earth’s greatest woes, including hunger; energy becomes very cheap; nuclear weapons are rendered harmless. The aliens even morph deserts into big, blooming fields. Trust in the Kanamits seems to be justified when Patty, one of a staff of US government cryptographers led by Mr. Chambers, cracks the title of a Kanamit book the spokesman left behind at the UN. Its title, she reveals, is To Serve Man.

Soon, humans are volunteering for trips to the Kanamits’ home planet, which is portrayed as a paradise. With the Cold War ended, the code-breaking staff has no real work to do, but Patty is still trying to work out the meaning of the text of To Serve Man.

The day arrives for Mr. Chambers’s excursion to the Kanamits’ planet. Just as he mounts the spaceship’s boarding stairs, his staffer Patty appears. He waves to her, smiling, but she runs toward him in great agitation–and is held back by a Kanamit guard. "Mr. Chambers," Patty cries, "don’t get on that ship! The rest of the book To Serve Man, it’s… it’s a cookbook!" Chambers tries to run back down the spaceship’s stairs, but a Kanamit wrestles him into the ship, and it immediately takes off for the aliens’ home planet.

So we again see Mr. Chambers aboard the Kanamit spaceship, now saying to the audience, "How about you? You still on Earth, or on the ship with me? Really doesn’t make very much difference, because sooner or later, we’ll all of us be on the menu…all of us." The episode closes as he gives in and breaks his hunger strike; as Chambers tears at his food, Rod Serling provides a darkly humorous coda in voice-over, noting man’s devolution from "dust to dessert" and from ruler of a planet to "an ingredient in someone’s soup."

Episode no. Season 3
Episode 89
Directed by Richard L. Bare
Written by Rod Serling (Based on the story To Serve Man by Damon Knight. First published in the November 1950 issue of Galaxy.)
Featured music Stock – taken almost exclusively from Jerry Goldsmith’s TZ episode scores for "Back There" and "The Invaders"
Production code 4807
Original air date March 2, 1962

Guest stars

Lloyd Bochner: Chambers
Richard Kiel: Kanamit
Susan Cummings: Patty
Joseph Ruskin: Kanamit Voice (uncredited)
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…..item 2b)…. youtube video … Twilight Zone – SO3E24 – To Serve Man – Full Episode …

… 24:56 minutes …

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Published on Jan 9, 2013
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