Thursday, September 22, 2005

Iran gains reprieve in nuclear standoff

VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Iran gained a reprieve in the standoff over its nuclear program Wednesday, with diplomats saying the European Union had decided to postpone its push to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council.
The decision to delay a vote until a later board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency instead of demanding one this week appeared driven by concerns about strong opposition.
More than a dozen of the 35 IAEA board member nations meeting in Vienna -- including Security Council members Russia and China -- are against the idea.
Although a new EU draft motion does not mention Security Council sanctions, it still calls for reporting Iran to the council if it continues defying board demands that include freezing activities related to uranium enrichment, said senior diplomats accredited to the IAEA

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Blogger G_in_AL said...

more than a dozen of 35 is still less than half... why did the EU crumble under pressure from Russia and China, who both have a vested interest in standing with Iran, right or wrong?

The US supported their draft resolution, and now they've left us hanging out to dry...

September 22, 2005 1:55 pm  
Blogger Hype said...

ummm, maybe because they know better now... maybe because we are a joke now..

They know we have little power. They saw our response to Katrina and they see how we are doing in Iraq. The defeat was easy because Iraq was broken down. Now the world can see us for who we really are. They should stand up to us. They should have their own intelligence and not rely on ours. They shouldn't rely on our politics to make their decisions. Also, they realize that even our own intelligence says Iran probably wouldn't be able to develop nukes for another 10 years.


September 22, 2005 3:47 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

G you said "more than a dozen of 35 is still less than half..."

erm but it only takes ONE member of the security council to VETO , and already 2 members have hinted that they will

Hype you said "maybe because we are a joke now.."

I hate to say it but your right , I am and always have been very supporting of the US , my country and yours are very close

but you can not deny that at this moment in time the US reputation in the world is at its lowest ever ebb , and putting someone like John Bolton at the UN has now made the US a laughing stock ,

It really is time for a change of direction from the US before the credibility is lost forever

September 22, 2005 5:01 pm  
Blogger Hype said...

I agree. Too bad we get another election.


September 22, 2005 5:17 pm  

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