Monday, May 17, 2010

Iran and Turkey

Iran agreed Monday to ship most of its enriched uranium to Turkey in a nuclear fuel swap deal that could ease the international standoff over the country's disputed nuclear program and deflate a U.S.-led push for tougher sanctions.

The deal was reached in talks with Brazil and Turkey, elevating a new group of mediators for the first time in the dispute over Iran's nuclear activities. The agreement was nearly identical to a U.N.-drafted plan that Washington and its allies have been pressing Tehran for the past six months to accept in order to deprive Iran — at least temporarily — of enough stocks of enriched uranium to produce a nuclear weapon.

Iran is our enemy.

Turkey is our friend.

They worked out a deal pursuant to which tougher sanctions against Iran are not adopted and Iran is deprived "temporarily" of enough uranium to produce a nuclear weapon.

This proves two things - - other than Israel, we have no friend in the region. And, Iran will get nuclear weapons, sooner or later.

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