, 27 May 2009 - The Iranian regime’s former prime minister and current contender in the sham presidential race, Mirhossein Moussavi, explicitly opposed on Monday any moves by the regime to suspend uranium enrichment. In an interview with the state-run Jame- Jam TV, Moussavi said, “This is an incredibly important case, and is one of those things that I can almost say I have been apprised of in detail from the beginning to where we are now.” He also suggested that the Iranian regime began contemplating about obtaining nuclear capability “since the start of the revolution.” He also voiced opposition to former mullahs’ president, Mohammad Khatami’s decision to suspend uranium enrichment activities in 2003, saying, “We obtained the technology one hundred percent internally. Subsequently, the issue of suspension came up. In view of concerns at the international level, activities were suspended in order to put to rest any suspicions over the probability of the activities being diverted to nuclear weapons and such. I must say here explicitly that I opposed the suspension decision from the outset.” Moussavi also proposed, “We must not in any way retreat from the demand that we must definitely have this technology. I have been of the opinion for some time now that we must take our steps in this regard with force. By resorting to a simpler, quieter, and more calm diplomacy, we could have gained better concessions without undertaking adventurism. We could move towards better solutions, but faced losses. I agree with the fact that we must stand firm on having access to this technology. That was something we must have done and it is something we did. But, as far as the methods are concerned, I don’t think we were successful. We could have gained more concessions at a lower cost to our country.” Meanwhile, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
, the Iranian regime’s president, brazenly declared in a press conference on Monday that, 'The nuclear issue is over and if the people of Iran elect me, our diplomacy will continue to be the same proud and wise diplomacy.' Monday’s remarks by Moussavi and Ahmadinejad, do not differ substantively on the imperative and urgency of obtaining nuclear weapons, but merely bicker about the best tactics and proper methods used to reach the regime’s strategic objective.