Tuesday, July 27, 2004


From The New York Sun

LONDON — Iran has broken the seals on nuclear equipment monitored by United Nations inspectors and is once again building and testing machines that could make fissile material for nuclear weapons.

Tehran’s move, disclosed to the Daily Telegraph yesterday by Western sources, breaks a deal with European countries under which Iran suspended “all uranium enrichment activity.” It will also exacerbate fears that the regional power is determined to make an atomic bomb within a few years.

Enrichment is the most controversial part of Iran’s “peaceful’’ nuclear program because the same technology used to make low-enriched uranium to fuel nuclear reactors can be used to refine material for bombs.

America has in recent weeks renewed its call for Iran to be referred to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions. Diplomats said senior officials from the “EU-3’’ — Britain, France, and Germany — would try to coax Tehran back to the path of co-operation at a secret meeting in Paris on Thursday.

Their chances of success seem slim because Tehran appears to have calculated that America is paralyzed by the presidential election campaign and that Europe is too divided to exert real pressure.

How long before the mad mullahs have the bomb?


Anonymous said...

Better bomb them quick then (before finding out that the intelligence was dodgy, there were no weapons, and thousands more have been provoked into terrorism).

Marc said...

Intelligence is never perfect but certainly there was enough to go into Iraq.

As for the weapons I presume you are speaking of WMD's. If so, see the link to "Bush lied" Campaign collapses, on the top left of the main page. Lots of links to all the WMD's found so far. I need to update it with the 30 or so shells found recently. Not to mention all the stuff that was left behind when the inspectors were kicked out and hasn't been recovered yet.

As for provoking terrorists, I'd say the madrass schools in Pakistan, the schools in Saudi Arabia and the mosques all over the world have been doing a good job of that for decades. Remember the embassy bombings, the USS Cole and 9/11 came before Afghanistan and Iraq, not the other way around.

So, I agree with you, bomb them quick.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate that small quantities of weapons have been found scattered around Iraq but when Tony Blair (with all his vested interests) admits to the British public that he is unsure if evidence of a continued Iraqi WMD programme will ever be found, this suggests that evidence doesn't currently exist.

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