Friday, February 03, 2006

Here's the prime example of UN feet dragging

It's beginning with the latest chapter in the Iran nuclear fiasco...

VIENNA - The meeting to decide whether or not to refer Iran to the UN Security Council over its nuclear programme was once again postponed on Friday as discussions on the content of the resolution continued.

Although no official reason was given for delaying the critical International Atomic Energy Organization (IAEA) vote - which has dragged on since the meeting began on Thursday - until 0900 GMT Saturday, diplomatic sources said that discussions over the content of the resolution were continuing.

The non-aligned member states have apparently called for drastic changes that would neuter the resolution put forward by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany on Monday.

Later in the article the Russian representative says the US is being too confrontational and needs to give diplomacy a chance. Hellooo? What the f*ck do you think we're doing?! I'm sure we've got a plan for when these talks go south, but we've taken a hands off approach until recently letting the E3 handle diplomatic efforts for a year or so. Russian spokes-hole... you haven't seen confrontational yet...

UPDATE: Cox & Forkum sum it up nicely