Friday, May 12, 2006

Nuclear Iran

Reuters:
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.N. inspectors have found traces of near bomb-grade enriched uranium on nuclear equipment in Iran, diplomats said on Friday, as the EU prepared a declaration that will insist Tehran shelve all enrichment work.

Iran signaled undiminished confidence in a lack of big power resolve against its atomic work with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calling Western pressure "psychological propaganda" and the U.S.-mooted, last-resort option of war "unlikely".
Compare that to this from Time Magazine online:
A nuclear weaponized Iran destabilizes the region, prompts a regional arms race, and wastes the scarce resources in the region. And taking account of U.S. nuclear arsenal and its policy of ensuring a strategic edge for Israel, an Iranian bomb will accord Iran no security dividends. There are also some Islamic and developmental reasons why Iran as an Islamic and developing state must not develop and use weapons of mass destruction.
That is from Hassan Rohani a "representative of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameini, on the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) and Iran's former top nuclear negotiator"

This situation seems to get only more complex and imperceptible.

3 Comments:

Blogger Dr Victorino de la Vega said...

Ironically, by focusing their monomaniacal criticisms on the Teheran regime, America and Israel are helping the self-righteous Shiite theocracy (once despised by most mainstream/Sunni Moslems be they “liberal” or “fundamentalist”) market itself successfully as the latest “Islamic victim” of a vast “infidel conspiracy” to hundreds of millions of believers from Bradford to Bangladesh

Well done Dubya!

12:58 PM  
Blogger copy editor said...

Exactly!

2:19 PM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

And therefore...? The US & Israel should stick their heads in the sand and wait for Iran to get the weapons?

It's stupid to pretend that if Israel and the US would "keep their mouths shut" that Iran would suddenly become this benevolent country.

12:18 AM  

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