Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Iran Resuming Nuclear Program Has Countries Very Concerned

The UN's nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, has confirmed that Iran has removed seals from one of their nuclear facilities and is set to begin research within hours. This ends a two-year suspension of research there, and could result in possible UN sanctions.

Germany described Iran's latest actions as "very, very ominous", which along with other Western countries fear Iran's nuclear program being used to make atomic bombs, despite Tehran's insistance that their efforts are for the production of energy only. Few believe that.

Russia, a member of the UN Security Council, suggested that Iran be allowed to conduct uranium enrichment in their country, to ensure its nuclear program was for peaceful purposes. The U.S. favored the plan, but Iran refused it.

Cuba, on the other hand, favors what they call Iran's 'peaceful program'. As quoted by Granma daily, Fidel Castro said on January 5, 2006...

"Iran, like any nation, has the right to produce atomic energy for peaceful purposes, and to have access to modern technology for this aim."
Israel, which said Iran was the No. 1 danger three years ago, has much reason for concern today. Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that the death of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon would be a serious defeat for United States policy in the Middle East, that...
"On the one hand there is Iraq, and on the other hand Palestine and Lebanon, displaying the weakness and powerlessness of the U.S. and Zionism."
And Iran's hard-line president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he hoped for the death of Sharon. Earlier he called for 'wiping Israel off the map,' and said the holocaust was a myth.

These are times that try men's souls, for sure.


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