To the security council we go... to the security council we go... hi ho .... you get the idea
Europeans call off nuclear talks with Iran-France
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European powers have called off August 31 talks with Iran on proposed incentives to persuade it to give up nuclear activities the West suspects may be preliminary steps toward making atomic weapons, France said on Tuesday.
French Foreign Ministry spokesman Jean-Baptiste Mattei said talks on a formal European proposal made earlier this month would not now go ahead because Iran had resumed certain nuclear work in breach of a promise to freeze it while talks lasted.
"There will, in fact, be no negotiations meeting on August 31 since the Iranians have decided to suspend application of the Paris Agreement," Mattei told a regular news briefing.
"So by common accord between the three Europeans it is clear that there will be no negotiations meeting ... as long as the Iranians remain outside the Paris Agreement."
Iran pledged in Paris last year to suspend uranium enrichment-related activities during talks with Britain, France and Germany on Iran's disputed nuclear program.
Earlier this month the three offered a package of economic, technical and political measures in exchange for a permanent suspension of Iranian efforts to make its own nuclear fuel. Iran rejected the deal.
The European Union and the United States suspect Iran of secretly trying to build nuclear weapons. Iran says it wants nuclear technology only to generate electricity, not to make nuclear bombs.
The International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, has called on Iran to halt sensitive atomic work and its head Mohamed ElBaradei is to report on Iran's activities on September 3.
If Iran continues to defy international pressure, Europe and the United States are likely to press the IAEA to refer Iran's case to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions.
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Oh no, they "might" refer Iran to the UN. I bet Iran is shaking in it's boots after seeing how effective the UN was with Iraq. If they do get referred to the UN for sanctions they only have 15 other "you better stop or we will be mad" warnings from the UN before they give up. Bush needs to pass the ball off to the EU and tell them this time they can take care of Iran and the US will just stand by and watch.
Talks will never solve this problem. Heavy, explosive laden pieces of hardware, dropped from several thousand feet will.
The Iranians do not deserve the benefit of the doubt on anything nuclear.
According to this guy... their nuclear ambitions are 100% legitimate and make perfect sense for a strictly peaceful program