Monday, January 09, 2006

Iran: This Mornings News Gets Better and Better

UN nuke seals to be broken by Monday — Iran

TEHRAN (AP) — Iran announced on Sunday that inspectors from the UN nuclear watchdog agency were in the country and preparing to remove seals from nuclear research facilities no later than Monday, allowing Tehran to move forward with its vow to resume nuclear fuel research.

"Iran is ready to resume the research activities after the inspectors remove the seals. It is our right as other members of the Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT). Iran should not be exempted," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said.

In some respects, they are right to say that they have a right under the NPT to nuclear fuel (some crazy thing that Eisenhower put in place almost 60 years ago and its really coming back to bite us in the butt). On the other hand, it is a nation full of crazy bastards regularly talking about killing people and destroying whole nations, live, on TV and their leaders to boot, not just some talking head or vociferous citizen on the street (or internet as it were).

So, forgive us if we still think the idea of a civilian use nuclear Iran is tantamount to handing them one of our ICBMs and telling them to have at it.

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