OK, let me get this straight: Iran says it is not going to resume its uranium enrichment program unless the IAEA tries to stop that program. This makes about as much sense as those who tell me (and they are many) that I should not talk about the Islamic roots of modern jihad violence, for doing so will make more Muslims into terrorists — as if all we have to do to solve this problem is pretend it doesn’t exist (which is indeed the recommendation, in effect, of many learned analysts today).
“Iran warns IAEA against Security Council referal,” from AP, with thanks to Kemaste:
Iran said Sunday that the resumption of its uranium enrichment program is not on its agenda but warned that it may change its mind if the International Atomic Energy Agency refers Iran to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions.
“Enrichment is not on the agenda for the time being but if the IAEA meeting on Monday leads to radical results, we will make our decision to correspond to that,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said.
“In a radical atmosphere, there is the possibility of any decision (by Iran),” he added, without elaborating.
The Vienna-based IAEA is scheduled to take up the Iran issue in a Monday meeting. The United States is seeking support from board members to refer Iran to the UN Security Council for possible sanctions.