Tuesday, February 13, 2007

EU Report: Iran Bomb Unstoppable Through Dipomacy

An internal European Union report says that Iran has continued to pursue its nuclear program with total disregard for diplomatic pressure.

From the Financial Times:
“At some stage we must expect that Iran will acquire the capacity to enrich uranium on the scale required for a weapons programme,” says the paper, dated February 7 and circulated to the EU’s 27 national governments ahead of a foreign ministers meeting yesterday.

“In practice...the Iranians have pursued their programme at their own pace, the limiting factor being technical difficulties rather than resolutions by the UN or the International Atomic Energy Agency.

“The problems with Iran will not be resolved through economic sanctions alone.”
Why anyone thought that a regime that has flouted diplomatic conventions since its birth would suddenly emerge from barbarism is not discussed.