April 13, 2006

DECLARING CHAPTER 7:

Russia, China slam Iran's nuke plans (Washington Times, April 13, 2006)

The world's leading powers, including Russia and China, joined the United States in expressing heightened concern yesterday over Iran's advancing its nuclear program in defiance of the United Nations.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in Washington, urged the U.N. Security Council to take unspecified "strong steps" to preserve its credibility. The Russian government repeated its assertion that force could not resolve the dispute.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John R. Bolton went in more detail than Miss Rice, saying that Washington would seek a Chapter 7 resolution at the council. The chapter deals with threats to peace and allows the use of military force as a response.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 13, 2006 7:33 AM
Comments

So, why are the commies ready to play ball w/US?

It's not fun tweaking US anymore? No more benefit to it?

Their raving lunatic splodeydopes on their borders?

No cost to them cos we're doing the dirty work?

Posted by: Sandy P at April 13, 2006 9:57 AM

Because they're the ones who are threatened by a Shi'a bomb, not us.

Posted by: oj at April 13, 2006 10:02 AM

Most likely because Russia has gotten all of the money they think they're going to get out of Iran. Russia's support for Iran's nuclear weapons program was never about ideology, anti-Americanism, or anything of that ilk. It was about money, full stop. If Russia is turning on Iran, it can only mean that Russia thinks they have run the cash well dry there.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at April 13, 2006 11:03 AM

Bush has already proved he doesn't need their approval to go to war, that he doesn't pay attention to polls, and that he does what he says he'll do.

So avoid the rush and abandon Tehran before the bombs fall, not after.

Posted by: Mikey at April 13, 2006 11:03 AM

Sheesh. They're not going to play ball. They're "expressing heightened concern." Any peanut farmer can do that. There's nothing new here at all.

Posted by: b at April 13, 2006 12:01 PM
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