"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Iran president rejects UN call to stop enrichment

For those dense of mind....just take them at their word...

From Reuters

Iran will pursue uranium enrichment in defiance of outside pressure, its president said on Thursday, a day before the U.N. nuclear watchdog delivers a verdict on whether Tehran has met U.N. Security Council demands.

"If you think by frowning at us, by issuing resolutions ... you can impose anything on the Iranian nation or force it to abandon its obvious right, you still don't know its power," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a rally in northwest Iran.

Meanwhile, diplomats ponder how to negotiate further. 'What should we say now?' 'What type of olive branch do we offer?' 'Diplomacy is the only means of resolving this peacefully, there has to be something more we can offer!'

Iran should not feel the need to follow through on its recent threat of hiding its progress on the peaceful nuclear front.

According to Reuters, Russian President Vladimir Putin had this to say:
"We think that the IAEA must continue to play a major, key role and it must not shrug off its responsibilities to resolve such questions and shift them onto the U.N. Security Council."
Which leads one to begin to understand the different rules Russia is playing by. The IAEA means of discovering what they must about Iran's "peaceful nukes" is at a standstill. Iran is refusing any type of cooperation that will allay the concerns of the international community. The next step in the process is the Security Council taking action, regardless of how impotent it is. The IAEA is not shrugging its responsibilities, it has done all that it can. It is now up to the Security Council to give in to Iran and allow it to have what ever it wants in order to buttress the diplomatic communitys confidence in its successful negotiations and accomplishments.

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