IAEA: Iran continues to defy the UN on nukes

Via AP:

VIENNA, Austria – Iran continues to defy U.N. Security Council demands to scrap its uranium enrichment program and has instead expanded its activities, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday in a finding that sets the stage for new council sanctions.

The report from Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency, also faulted Tehran for blocking IAEA efforts to probe suspicious nuclear activities, saying that meant it could not “provide assurances about … the exclusively peaceful nature” of its atomic program.

And, in new and worrying phrasing, it expressed concern about its “deteriorating” understanding of unexplored aspects of the program, despite four years of a probe sparked by revelations that Tehran had been clandestinely developing enrichment and other nuclear activities that could be used to make weapons for nearly two decades.

Now, I wonder who will be the first lefty to whine that “well, just because they are expanding their uranium enrichment program doesn’t mean they have nukes”? And as I’ve asked before, will this latest news spur la Pelosi to change her mind about a possible visit to Iran to have ‘talks’ with officials there (especially considering how they treat women)? Will we see a reversal from Wesley Clark on that same suggestion of ‘talking’ to Iran? Will Democrats who have been trying to downplay the threat of Iran by essentially accusing the President of lying about how serious a threat they are finally come out at last and admit they were wrong?

I know the answers to all but the first one, and so do you. So frustrating to know that the US Congress continues to dither while Iran grows more and more defiant.


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