Monday, August 08, 2005

Iran Thumbs Nose at EU, Restarts Nuclear Program

Iran gave Germany, France, and the UK the finger today by resuming work on its nuclear program. The mullahs insist that their intentions are peaceful, and they would never, ever dream of making nuclear weapons.

From the Associated Press:
ISFAHAN, Iran - Iran stepped up its confrontation with the West over its nuclear program, restarting work at a uranium conversion facility Monday in a move the United States and Europe have warned will prompt them to seek U.N. sanctions.
Sanctions, that'll show 'em. Look at how effective a decade of UN sanctions was against Saddam.

The upside for the UN is that a new program of sanctions will provide many more opportunities for UN officials to enrich themselves with bribes and kickbacks.