Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Barely Into The New Year...

...And the Iranian spectre raises its tentacles again. In a major diplomatic boo to the western world, Iran removed seals on its nuclear research facilities today, allowing work to resume in its nuclear reactors, a step that the US fears could take the country towards creating material for nuclear bombs. Mary Riddell presents a fantastic analysis of the differing stakes in this burning international issue, hailed by one commentator as "the Catch-22 situation for western diplomacy". NPT's unequal provisions, Ahmedinejad's brinkmanship, Risen's explosive revelations...you name it, it's here.

In the pic, Iran's nuclear reactor in Bushehr.

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