Saturday, September 02, 2006

Europe once again buckles to appeasement of Iran.

Iran: As if this was in doubt, Europe wants to talk talk talk which gives time for Iran to ramp up its nuke program. There will never be sanctions or any sort of hard action against Iran because Europe being the "enlightened" continent wants to show how talking will solve all the problems. It worked well the last time didn't it.

BRUSSELS, Sept. 1 — The European Union said today that it was too early to impose sanctions on Iran for defying a United Nations deadline to halt uranium enrichment. Speaking in Lappeenranta, Finland, at an informal meeting of foreign ministers of the union’s member states, Erkki Tuomioja, the Finnish foreign minister, said the union was determined to use diplomacy to bring Iran into line, rather than resort to the sanctions that Washington has pushed harder for in recent days. “For the E.U., diplomacy remains the No. 1 way forward,” said Mr. Tuomioja, whose country now holds the rotating presidency of the union. He said at a news conference that “this is not the time or place” for the international community to impose sanctions on Iran. Russia, too, expressed wariness today about moving ahead with sanctions. Together, the statements by the union and by Russia cast doubt on the prospects for the Bush Admisnistration’s efforts to quickly punish Iran for refusing to suspend enrichment. In Moscow, officials expressed regret that the Aug. 31 deadline had passed without an agreement by Iran to halt its efforts to enrich uranium, a prerequisite for build nuclear weapons, as some Americans believe Iran intends to do. But at the same time, the officials made it clear that Russia did not support sanctions or other steps to isolate Iran’s leadership. That view seemed to be widely shared across Europe, despite consternation over Iran’s defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution.

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