Sunday, September 11, 2005

Iran warns World over possible UN sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran warned Sunday there will be "certain consequences" if it is referred to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions over its nuclear activities.
Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki also said at a news conference that Iran plans to seek bids for building two more nuclear power plants in the Islamic republic. Russia now is finishing a plant in Bushehr that Iran expects to begin producing electricity early next year.
Mottaki reiterated Iran's position that it will not stop uranium reprocessing, rejecting a U.S.-backed European threat that Tehran has about a week to freeze the activities or face referral to the Security Council for possible sanctions.

"There is no legal or legitimate reason, given Iran's transparent activities and its open cooperation with the IAEA ... that Iran be referred to the U.N. Security Council," Mottaki told reporters.

"If a political decision is made to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council, it will be entering a lose-lose game. It will have its own certain consequences and will affect Iran's decisions. We prefer that such a game is not played."

He did not specify what those consequences would be, but Iran is a major oil exporter.

5 Comments:

Blogger G_in_AL said...

haha. H, how much you wanna bet they already have a nuke?

They are getting pretty bold for a nation without them.

September 12, 2005 3:52 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

they have something MUCH more powerfull then a nuke G , they have OIL , they can restict the flow and cripple the worlds economy including yours

the IAEA states clearly that Iran is MANY years away from a bomb

the threat (to me ) is economic not militaristc

September 12, 2005 4:38 pm  
Blogger Hype said...

_h_ is right again... the shear threat of violence raises prices and increases the money flow into their pockets.. since our government lines their pockets with some of this money, they play the same game..

-Hype

September 14, 2005 8:42 pm  
Blogger NYCTexan said...

Appease Appease Appease. Worked with Hitler.

September 17, 2005 12:30 am  
Blogger _H_ said...

Hehehe Nyctexan , whats to appease , Iran is still within the realms of what is allowed under the NPT , so what exactly are we appeasing ?

there is very little chance of the euro 3 and the US getting any support from the security council on this one

how could they , Israel , pakistan and india have all got the bomb through the back door , we did nothing to stop them

so why the double standards ?

September 18, 2005 7:55 pm  

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