March 12, 2006
Iran Watch (Updated)Topics: Iran
Within the context of Hassan Rowhani - the man who headed Iran's nuclear negotiations - incredibly boasting on March 6 that he had decieved his European counterparts, in semi-public, while "negotiations" were actually still going on, we now see major events begining to unfold.
The UN Security Council is expected to act quickly on Iran.
ABC News reported that the United States and Europe want the United Nations Security Council to give Iran a two-week deadline to halt suspect nuclear work.
Santa Barbara News Press reported that French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy urged Iran to return rapidly to ''reason'' adding: ''We must move quickly.'' He did not elaborate.
The New York Times reported that the Security Council is considering a statement that says "continued enrichment-related activity would add to the importance and urgency of further action by the Council."
Reuters reported that EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana raised the prospect of sanctions against Iran.
Foreign & Commonwealth Office published an edited transcript of an interview in which the foreign secretary, Jack Straw said until they [Iran] clarify their intentions we do not believe it is safe for them to have full access to the nuclear cycle. "Until?"
Reuters reported that Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed to pursue Iran's nuclear program through the U.N. Security Council.
CNN News reported that U.S. President George W. Bush has called Iran an issue of "grave national security concern" but said he wanted a diplomatic solution.
Find out what the rush is all about, and more, at Dr. Zin's
Update (hat tip - Harry Owens): Iran builds a secret underground complex as nuclear tensions rise - The Sunday Telegraph has been told that Iran's leaders have built a secret underground emergency command center in Teheran as they prepare for a confrontation with the West over their illicit nuclear program. The way things are going, all due to the actions and deceit of Iran, It's leaders are going to need their own private "getaway". As for a the underground complex serving as a command center, there's not going to be much left for them to command after the B-52's, Raptors and similar delivery platforms have completed delivering their "packages".
Posted by Richard at March 12, 2006 7:03 AM
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