Iran made another defiant gesture with regard to its relations with the United Nations on Monday by officially declaring that two U.N. nuclear inspectors will not be granted entry to survey the country’s nuclear plants. Over to you, IAEA.
Confused by all the conflicting messages about Iran’s actual threat to the U.S. and, on a broader scale, to global security? It’s no wonder, given the sturm und drang coming from the Bush administration. Now, thankfully, former weapons inspector and Truthdig contributor Scott Ritter makes sense of the situation in this video of a still timely talk he gave in July.
Here’s some good news from Iran that President Bush and his flock of hawks may not be eager to hear: United Nations officials have reported that Iran is slowing its nuclear program and inspectors are returning to Tehran.