Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Whither Iran's nuclear program?

The Telegraph of London ran a good opinion piece today by Con Coughlin on why the west can't allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon. According to Mr. Coughlin:

With each week that passes, Iran's ayatollahs move closer to their goal of building an atom bomb.

This is not misinformed propaganda pumped out by trigger-happy yahoos on the wilder fringes of America's Republican Party. [Note how "trigger-happy yahoos" only exist in the American Republican Party --ed.] This is the opinion of the dedicated teams of nuclear experts attached to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, whose task it is to sift through the highly complex science surrounding Iran's nuclear programme and to provide a considered judgment to the UN Security Council on the Iranians' ultimate objectives.
Aside from the "dedication" of the IAEA's nuclear experts, not much good can be said about the IAEA's handling of the situation.

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