Iran Continues On March To Nukes
Iran is continuing its pursuit of nuclear technology, and rapidly heading towards weapons development. Meanwhile, the U.N. continues to do nothing. From FoxNews:
Iran is "thumbing its nose" at the international community by expanding its uranium program, a top U.S. official said, setting the stage for difficult negotiations on new U.N. sanctions, with the U.S. likely to push for tougher measures.
In the wake of the U.N. nuclear agency's confirmation that Iran expanded its uranium enrichment program, senior diplomats from the five permanent Security Council nations and Germany will meet on Monday in London to start work on a new resolution to try to pressure Iran to suspend that program, which can lead to the production of nuclear weapons.
Among the permanent council members, Britain and France are likely to join the U.S. in a call for harsher sanctions than Russia and China will accept.
In the long run, it doesn't matter what sanctions are laid against Iran, as there is little doubt that some countries, Russia included, will choose to ignore them. Also, both Russia and China have veto power over any resolution that may be put forth.
Russia's ambassador to the United Nations is calling for a political outcome, not resolutions or sanctions. Unfortunately, Ahmadinejad has made it clear that there is zero chance for a political outcome has he has refused to come to the "bargaining table" unless Western countries cease all nuclear activities first. How can you have a diplomatic/politcal outcome when the problem child refuses to come to the table?
Further, all resolutions and sanctions being put forth have no teeth to back them up. so, what's the point in putting them forth?
The United Nations is clearly an organization of Dunsels, inspired by their own self-righteous rhetoric, and Iran is clearly a threat to world peace and stability in the Middle East.