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The disclosure of a second uranium enrichment site in Iran is at once a setback and a way forward for the Obama administration.
It effectively spells the end of the engagement effort that President Obama had pledged to pursue upon taking office. But it also presents a clear path toward building an international consensus for sterner action against Tehran, as Obama can forcefully press the case that Iran has been caught, red-handed, in yet another violation of international rules.
Negotiations will continue, but at next week's meeting in Geneva, the United States and its allies will have more evidence to demand that Iran fully disclose its nuclear activities by the end of the year.
Indeed, Russia's initial reaction to the new Iranian disclosure was unusually forceful and blunt on Friday. "Iran's construction of a uranium enrichment plant violates decisions of the United Nations Security Council," according to an official statement from the Kremlin, which demanded that the International Atomic Energy Agency "investigate this site immediately" and Iran "cooperate with this investigation."
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
I'm not worried about Iran becoming a nuclear power. I understand the subtleties. I don't buy into the argument of the have's and the have not's.
I'm all for reduction then elimination of such weapons. This is hard to do with everybody and their brother trying to develop them.
I think nobody should have the BOMB, That includes Israel. Imagine if the world spent all those billions on feeding and educating the poor how much nicer a place we could build instead of pouring all that money into weapons of mass destruction.
Yes WMDs are real, we have a few thousand of them so do the Chinese, Russians, French and India.