Friday, May 27, 2005

Friday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 5.27.2005:
The Multilateral Moment

The Wall Street Journal
Pardon us for not joining the huzzahs to Iran and Europe for this week's deal extending Tehran's moratorium on uranium enrichment. It is at best a temporary fix, at worst one more sign to terrorist states that civilized nations won't confront them over the nuclear issue.

Iran gains another few weeks to work on the nuclear program it concealed from the U.N. for 18 years, while the Europeans think up a bigger bribe. Everyone agreed to meet again in late July, when the Europeans are supposed to present a detailed list of incentives they will offer in exchange for Tehran's promise to give up its alleged "right" to enrich uranium. Iran also gains by delaying any showdown until after next month's presidential election -- in which 1,000 reformist candidates have been disqualified. READ MORE
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