The Sudanese government has indicated to the United Nations Security Council that it will allow a second phase of U.N. peacekeepers to deploy, retreating from the long-held position that such a force would compromise its sovereignty. However, Khartoum has a history of reneging on promises to the U.N.
Iran responded defiantly Sunday to U.N. Security Council sanctions by announcing it would press ahead with nuclear enrichment. “Previously we said repeatedly that if the Westerners wanted to exploit the UN Security Council it will not only have no influence but make us more determined to pursue our nuclear goals even faster,” said Iran’s top nuclear negotiator.
In his first-ever interview with a Western publication, Iran’s foreign minister vows immediate retaliation over a move to refer his nation’s nuclear weapons activities to the United Nations Security Council. | story Well, at least we can count on the support of the newly pro-West Iraqi government to back us up if things get messy next-door. Oh, wait….