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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

After 39 months of diplomacy, Iranian nukes on schedule

The United States and Europe will not seek a referral this week of their case against Iran to the United Nations Security Council, American and European diplomats said Tuesday. Instead, the diplomats said, they will allow more time for China, Russia, India and other countries to persuade Iran to stop its nuclear activities.

Iran's secret nuclear program was first discovered in August, 2002, with the revelation of the existence of two secret nuclear sites, a uranium enrichment facility in Natanz and a heavy water facility in Arak.

Since then we have had over three years of Iranian breaking promises, defiance, bravado, empty negotiations and thumbing its nose at the UN, and nothing has changed - except for one thing:

Iran is now 39 months closer to building a nuclear bomb.