by Robin Shepherd
US led efforts to stop Iran acquiring nuclear weapons descended into chaos today as it emerged that Iran had rejected proposals to ship enriched uranium out of the country to prevent Tehran from processing it to weapon's grade and the US National Intelligence Council (NIC) indicated a merely partial reversal of its infamous 2007 "estimate" that Iran had halted its nuclear weapons programme in 2003.
"Basically, we're talking about research (resuming) — not about the Iranians barrelling full steam ahead on a bomb program," a
Taking these two developments together, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that Western policy on
Against the background of a
At this stage in the game this is no laughing matter. The nuclear ambitions of an Islamist despotism which has genocidal intentions against Israel, which is the world's leading sponsor of terrorism, which has hegemonic ambitions in the Middle East and which poses a long term threat to the security of the wider West are simply being allowed to press forward without threat or hindrance.
There are no easy solutions to this problem. But the way things are going, it looks more and more certain that we are now sleep walking our way to a nuclear armed
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