posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 11:29 AM
I believe this is the most important quote from the article you supplied in the OP:
After days of diplomacy, Russia and China have agreed to support a US-backed resolution demanding that Iran stop activities that could
be used to make nuclear arms.
Diplomats said on Wednesday the agreement sent a unified message to Iran, but also convinced Israel that diplomacy was a real alternative to military
force in preventing a nuclear confrontation.
The resolution cannot be enforced by the 35-nation board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), even if approved by vote or consensus as
expected on Thursday. But with Israel threatening war against Iran, the agreement is a significant progress after months of diplomatic
This declaration has just blown out of the window the constant argument that there is a conspiracy by the West (most commonly accused: U.S. and
Israel) to take down Iran, and that there is no actual threat coming from their nuclear program or possible intentions.
What will people say now, after realizing that both China and Russia support a U.S. resolution to stop Iran's nuclear program? The most reasonable
members in ATS have always claimed that the West never wanted to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear power (The West, the IAEA and the NPT participants,
Iran in developing nuclear power). The important questions are always around the possibility of Iran developing nuclear weapons,
which clearly violates both the IAEA and NPT agreements.
A constant debate has been going on, where the most reasonable consensus was built around the possible doubts
Iran was giving away with their
attitude of hiding and blocking the desirable amount of information the IAEA and UN needed, regarding their nuclear program.
Precisely on 9/11 (yesterday, not 11 years ago) a new AP article appeared, where it mentioned that new intelligence regarding Iran's nuclear program
was discovered, or at least, brought to public awareness.
Here is the ATS thread related to that article (Posted by CALGARIAN)
Today, we have this thread, making a statement about Russia and China supporting a U.S. made resolution to stop
Iran's nuclear weapons
1+1 = 2.