So, what will Chimpy do about Iran?
Video grab shows workers standing next to a barrel of yellow uranium cake before feeding it into the processing line of the Uranium Conversion Facility in Isfahan, August 8, 2005.
“If, in fact, they have just taken measures to restart uranium conversion, … it would be unfortunate. We’ve said all along that should Iran break the seals and restart uranium enrichment at Isfahan or anywhere else, we would think an appropriate response would be a referral to the United Nations.”
— U.S. State Department official who asked not to be named, on the situation in Iran
How about that for direct straight-shooting? I don’t see a whole lot of balls-out hit first, ask-questions-later diplomacy, now that we’re dealing with a country (like N. Korea) that actually has nuclear material. So, is the Cowboy ready to draw his guns again?
Iran resumed work at a uranium conversion plant on Monday, fanning Western fears it may be seeking nuclear weapons and defying EU warnings that it could be referred to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions.