Tough Iran Resolution on the Way
U.S. Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns says he expects a binding U.N. resolution on Iran's nuclear program that could allow for sanctions.
"Right now we are trying to work out some disagreements over language," said Burns. "Some say they will only agree to describing Iran's failure to comply with the nuclear nonproliferation treaty as 'naughty.' We are pushing for a
stronger 'unacceptable' as the applicable terminology."
Even if the language issues can be resolved the question of sanctions is still a point of contention. Russia and China both insist that a month without desserts should be sufficient to bring Iran to its knees. The U.S. is holding out for restricting Iran's 'Game Boy' privileges to two-hours/day.
"We want to show the Iranians we mean business," said Burns. "But we don't want to be so harsh that we drive them over the edge to total insanity. Eventually, within a few years, maybe a decade, you will see international support for sanctions if Iran does not desist from its nuclear activities."
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Describing Iran as "naughty". God help us.