The jihad is paramount. From Bloomberg, with thanks to RB:
Iran resumed uranium conversion activities at its nuclear plant in the central city of Isfahan today in a move that could prompt the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
Iran began to feed uranium ore concentrate into the first part of its process line, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in an e-mailed statement. The Vienna-based UN agency said that IAEA seals preventing Iran from completing the uranium enrichment process remain intact.
Iran’s decision to resume uranium conversion will probably end negotiations with France, Germany and the U.K. The so-called EU-3 countries offered Iran trade and technology incentives in return for a halt in the nuclear fuel cycle. Iran rejected their latest offer Aug. 6. The U.S. said the Security Council in New York should discuss possible sanctions, if Iran resumed processing….
The U.S.-backed European diplomatic effort to get Iran to step back from the brink of pursuing atomic arms is a test of wills between Europe and new Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was sworn in as president Aug. 3…
I suspect that in that battle of wills, Europe is unarmed.