Sunday, November 29, 2009

Iran's Parliament Urges Less Cooperation With IAEA

It's almost as if Iran welcomes additional sanctions - or worse - over its nuclear program.

Iran's Parliament is urging President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to cooperate less with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

How the government could cooperate even less than it is now defies logic.

The parliamentary move follows by just days the passage of an IAEA draft resolution condemning Tehran for its failure to adhere to an agreement to ship its enriched uranium to Russia to ensure that it's not used in the development of nuclear weapons. It also follows by one day hints from the United States that it will request from the UN Security Council further economic sanctions against Iran.

The point is - Iran is conducting a potentially deadly shell game with the international community. It shows and indicates a bit of cooperation. Then it backs off.

The great fear is that it's all a delaying tactic - designed to keep the wolves at bay while developing a nuclear weapons program in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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