Iran will not abandon its work on uranium enrichment, which the United Nations has demanded be halted, even if faced with threats, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Sunday.And they say it with a straight face and the media dutifully reports it as such. If the Iranians say it, it must be true. Of course, there's absolutely no reason to trust the Iranians at their word, considering quite a few other words they've said in relation to seeking the means to destroy their enemies both near and far.
"Iran's uranium enrichment and nuclear research and development activities are irreversible," Hamid Reza Asefi said.
The U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is due to submit a report by an April 28 deadline on whether Iran is complying with a U.N. demand that it halt enrichment, which Western nations say is being used to develop nuclear atomic weapons.
Iran insists its nuclear program is purely civilian.
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Iran's Enrichment Is Our Loss
Ed Morrissey wonders whether Iran has made a deal with Russia that means Iran will give up its enrichment project. I think Ed's got this wrong, especially in light of these articles, which suggest Iran will not willingly give up enriching nuclear materials: