Thursday, January 19, 2006

Bush still pushing diplomatic resolution to Iran's nuclear ambition

I hope you've got a good back up plan, because I don't think the UN is going to help this much.

Jan. 13 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush urged the United Nations Security Council to deal with the diplomatic standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions, saying a nuclear-armed Iran is "unacceptable."

"Iran armed with a nuclear weapon poses a grave threat to the security of the world," Bush told reporters after White House talks today with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Merkel agreed, saying the U.S. and European allies would "try to persuade as many countries to ally themselves with us."

"We will certainly not be intimidated by a country such as Iran," she said.

The U.S., Germany, France and U.K. yesterday said negotiations have failed to persuade Iran to stop processing nuclear fuel. The four countries want the UN International Atomic Energy Agency to hold an emergency vote to refer the matter to the Security Council, where Iran may face censure or sanctions.

I'm with Michael Ledeen on this one. If you want to put more eggs in the UN basket, so to speak, then hopefully you've got a backdoor aid to revolutionary elements in Iran. We do control the Iraq-Iran border more effectively now. Hopefully we're using that to get aid to anti-mullahcracy rebels.

UPDATE: Ace says French will nuke any state behind a terrorist attack on their country. I know, I know, hard to believe, but they said it.