Sunday, November 18, 2007

Still A Chance To Avoid War in Iran

The chances are probably quite slim given the blood thirsty nature of the US/UK axis, however, there are some encouraging signs:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to discuss with Arab nations a plan to enrich uranium outside the region in a neutral country such as Switzerland.

He made the announcement in an interview for Dow Jones Newswires in Saudi Arabia where he is attending a petroleum exporters' summit.

Gulf Arab states recently proposed setting up a consortium to provide nuclear fuel to Iran and others.

The scheme could allay fears Iran is enriching uranium for a nuclear bomb.

Iran has insisted that its right to pursue a civilian nuclear programme is not up for negotiation.

No doubt this will be spun as the Iranians playing for time while they continue to develop a nuclear capability. But these attempts must be taken seriously if those in power claim that war is a last resort. Of course, they do not so it is unlikely that this will be the case.