[above, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner (L) meets his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov for talks in Moscow.]
From a YahooNews story 2 hours old at posting:
Russia expressed worry Tuesday over the possibility of war with Iran as French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner pressed for tougher sanctions against the Islamic Republic's nuclear programme.
The Russians are pushing for "sanctions"--the same tired non-solution that brought us to the present crisis. Endless negotiations for no reason--other than when Iran declares it has nuclear bomb capabilites, Russia and the rest of Europe can relax and breathe a sigh of relief over the fait accompli.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov emphasised Russia's "concern" over "multiple reports that military sanctions against Iran are being seriously considered. It's hard to imagine what that could do to the region."
Kouchner called for "working on precise sanctions" and added that France and Russia had differences on the issue.
The usual gang of suspects hostile to America's interests--Russia, China, Iran, the peace marchers, the Bush Bashers, MoveOn.org, North Korea, most of the UN--will do everything in their power to try and force the U.S. to ignore the Iranian nuclear threat. Get down on your knees and pray that the right people in the right places aren't listening to them.
[original post:9:08 am]
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