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Iran On The Run?


From an AP report: “Iran will suspend uranium enrichment and allow spot checks of its nuclear program, as sought by the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, a senior Iranian official said Tuesday after three European foreign ministers came to Tehran to press the international community’s case. … Iran faces an Oct. 31 deadline, set by the International Atomic Energy Agency, to prove its does not have a nuclear weapons program as the United States alleges. Otherwise, the IAEA will likely turn to the U.N. Security Council, which could impose sanctions. … Iran [said it] would sign an additional protocol to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty allowing inspectors to enter any site they deem fit without notice.”

The Europeans will call this a triumph of diplomacy over force. So will Democrats. But does anybody think this step–which may or may not work–would have been possible without the American invasion of Iraq?


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