Iran Nuclear Watch

Iran Nuclear Watch: Russia Continues to Disagree on Iran Sanctions


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ahmadinejad on Tuesday said Iran would soon celebrate completion of its controversial nuclear fuel program.

AP: Russia, U.S. disagree on Iran sanctions

After three weeks of talks, the United States and key European countries remain locked in fundamental disagreement with Russia about the scope of U.N. sanctions that
Iran should face for refusing to rein in its nuclear program.

The Europeans and Americans want tough sanctions to punish Iran but Russia says it will agree only to limited measures targeting the nuclear program. Neither side is budging, setting the stage for lengthy negotiations and the possibility of no immediate action against Iran.

U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said Wednesday that there were still “wide gaps” after six rounds of closed-door talks between the Russians and Europeans.

“We are still basically where we have been,” said Bolton.

Flap does not know what President Bush said to Russian President Putin regarding Iran’s nuclear program on Bush’s Asian tour. However, it is very evident that the attempt to mediate or broker a deal with the Russians for United Nations Iran sanctions is nearing an end.

The United States and wiling allies should immediately impose economic and poilitical sanctions on Iran outside the framework of the United Nations.

Israel is nervous.

And the Russians may find their Bushehr nuclear power plant which they are building for the Iranians in ashes from a military action.

Is a military operation what Russia REALLY wants?

Iran thinks a war is coming.  A war to WIPE ISRAEL OFF THE MAP.

A general view shows the Bushehr nuclear power plant in the Iranian Persian Gulf port of Bushehr, 1,200 Kms south of Tehran, in June 2006.


Iranian technicians work inside the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, in southern Iran , February 2006. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced ambitions to enrich uranium on a scale that the United States warned would give the Islamic republic the capacity to produce an atomic bomb.

Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin echoed that view, saying that senior foreign ministry officials from the five veto-wielding U.N. Security Council members — the U.S., Russia, China, Britain and France — and Germany failed to bridge the differences during a telephone discussion Tuesday. He also said that there was “a rather intense exchange of opinion” at a Wednesday meeting of U.N. ambassadors.

Time for talk is over.

Time for sanctions or……


Stay tuned……


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The Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image.

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