posted on Apr, 26 2006 @ 07:20 PM
As the deadline for Iran to hault its nuclear program comes closer and closer, (Friday, April 28, 2006) words from top advisors suggest military
action. A National Security Strategy has named Iran the biggest threat to the US. Condoleezza Rice said that the right to self defense does not need a
UN resolution. They are expecting Iran to be in violation of the injunction to stop nuclear enrichment.
WASHINGTON: While pressing for UN sanctions to thwart Iran’s suspected nuclear arms ambitions, the United States is hedging its bets and seeking
other means of pressure, including veiled threats to use force.
US officials consider it a virtual certainty that an International Atomic Energy Agency report to be presented to the United Nations on Friday, will
find Iran in violation of an injunction to stop uranium enrichment. But it is much less clear whether the UN Security Council will be able to agree on
tough measures against the Islamic Republic in the face of staunch opposition from veto-wielding members Russia and China.
But Washington has begun to back up its diplomatic drive with growing, if still subtle, rumblings about possible military strikes against Iran to keep
its nuclear program in check. A National Security Strategy issued in March identified Iran as perhaps the single greatest threat to the United States,
and President George W Bush has conspicuously refused to take military action off the table. Rice went further last week and, in an echo of pre-Iraq
war arguments used by the administration said, “the right to self-defense does not necessarily require a UN Security Council resolution.” US
officials have rebuffed any suggestion they give Iran security guarantees as they have done in writing for North Korea, another antagonist whose
nuclear weapons program is much more developed. AFP
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wow can we say pre iraq. I have a question for every person in support of this out there, what threat do they directly pose to the US? The claims and
such all sounds like definate propaganda works. I dont back Iran on what they are doing but I cannot back the US because of what its doing. Its
sounding the alarms of imminent threat when there is none. Its playing the Iraq war plan all over again like we never seen it before.
The similarities to the claims the US is making is so close to that of pre iraq its not even funny. The right to self defense??? They cant attack you.
Israel could say this, but we arent israel.(hahaha) anyway this make me feel like the next week will be a very big one.
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