Saturday, February 21, 2009

White House Calls for Urgent Action Against Iran.

ANTIWAR: Fresh off the charge that Iran had understated the amount of uranium it had enriched, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said today that Iran 'continues to renege' on its international obligations and called the nation an "urgent problem that has to be addressed."

Other than giving the Obama Administration an opportunity to make  bellicose statements, the understatement appears to have little impact. The IAEA conceded that it was almost certainly a "technical mistake," and Iran has continued to enrich uranium only to the low levels needed for its soon-to-be-operational nuclear power plant, not to the levels required for nuclear weapons.