A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Saturday, February 04, 2006

What's the UN going to do about this?

Probably, ultimately, nothing.

AP: Iran Plans to Resume Uranium Enrichment---

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's president Saturday ordered the resumption of uranium enrichment and an end to snap inspections of its facilities after the U.N. nuclear watchdog voted to report Tehran to the Security Council.

Iran had warned that it would resume enrichment if the International Atomic Energy Agency board voted to refer it to the Security Council, which it did on Saturday. Tehran also said a proposal by Moscow to enrich uranium in Russia was dead.

"As of Sunday, the voluntary implementation of the additional protocol and other cooperation beyond the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty has to be suspended under the law," President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a letter addressed to Vice President Gholamreza Aghazadeh, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.
Oooohhh! The UN Security Council! So effective. So tough!

Not at all, really. They will probably issue resolution after resolution, condemning Iran's actions in strong language. You tell them, Security Council!