Scorn. That’ll show ’em. From AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran removed U.N. seals on uranium enrichment equipment and resumed nuclear research Tuesday, defying demands it maintain a two-year freeze on its nuclear program and sparking an outcry from the United States and Europe.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran plans to enrich uranium as part of its experiments with the nuclear fuel cycle. An IAEA statement issued in Vienna, Austria, said Iran told the agency the scale of its enrichment work would be limited.
U.S. officials denounced Iran’s move, calling it a step toward creating material for nuclear bombs. Germany’s foreign minister raised doubts over the future of European-led negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, questioning whether there remains any basis for more talks.
Britain warned that the international community was “running out of patience” with Tehran, and Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Iran had breached IAEA resolutions.
“There was no good reason why Iran should have taken this step if its intentions are truly peaceful and it wanted to resolve longstanding international concerns,” Straw said.
Well, Straw, they aren’t. Time to wake up, now.