Thursday, September 22, 2005

Russia and China Warn the US on Iran

It is both strange and sad to think that Russia and China are the current forces for stability in the world, rather than the US. I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

Under Bush, the US has become essentially a renegade nation, attacking one nation on trumped up evidence, and threatening others on even weaker accusations. In this light, clearly China and Russia represent the voice of reason.

Both Russia and China, which as permanent, veto-wielding members of the Council could block any action, warned the West against antagonising Iran. "While Iran is cooperating with the IAEA, while it is not enriching uranium and observing a moratorium, while IAEA inspectors are working in the country, it would be counter-productive to report this question to the UN Security Council," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.


And Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing told an EU team headed by British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw at the United Nations that sending the Iran issue to the Security Council could be counter-productive, a European participant said.



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