THE EU HARDENS IT'S STANCE ON THE IRANIAN BOMB PROGRAM
The EU has warned the Iranian regime that it faces possible sanctions
if it continues to defy the IAEA. The hardline clique clinging to power in Teheran have rebuffed the Europeans.
Rogue states like Iran and North Korea are attempting to use the provisions of the NPT as a vehicle for proliferation and are acquiring nuclear weapons by misappropriation of peaceful nuclear technology - technology to which they are only allowed access as NPT signatories. They cannot be rewarded for such behavior nor be permitted to posses such weapons given the character of the regimes. Diplomatic pressure and " soft power " advocates in Brussells and Washington have here two test cases for their approach. Wish them luck because the " hard power " alternatives are not pretty to contemplate if negotiations fail.