Iran at Center of Debate Over Why Violence Drops in Iraq, and here comes the punchline:
The International Atomic Energy Agency, which in August urged U.N. member states not to sanction Iran for its enrichment of uranium, said yesterday that Iran made a key concession by releasing documents detailing how to mold uranium metal into a warhead. America has separated its nuclear diplomacy with Iran, which is aimed for now at pressuring the regime to end its enrichment activities, from negotiations with Iran over its support for terrorism in Iraq.
Both the IAEA and other experts have categorized the instructions outlined in the blueprints as having no value outside of a nuclear weapons program.
A Blog For All notices Iran’s excuse:
Iran says that it mistakenly got the blueprints in the course of obtaining other nuclear information on the black market.
I don’t buy that either.
Blue Crab Boulevard has more about it.
The Brits aren’t amused about Iran’s doings,
Britain will push for a worldwide ban on foreign investment in Iran’s oil and gas industry and other financial sanctions unless two reports due this month show that the Tehran government is ready to abandon efforts to acquire nuclear weapons, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Monday.
Here in the USA a long-awaited intelligence estimate covering Iran’s nuclear program will be finished by the end of this month. Did that bit of news about the bluprints be included?
Meanwhile, Hugo hasn’t shut up yet,
“If the United States decides to invade Iran, oil will not just reach $100 per barrel, it will reach $200 per barrel,” he added, in reference to rumors over a possible U.S. strike on the Islamic country.
He and his mullah friends have plans, indeed.