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Thursday, September 22, 2005
  Pootie Poot aiding and abetting the Mad Mullah's and their quest for the Allah bomb
Telegraph | News | Russia tells West to step back over Iran A-bomb: "Russia put up a defensive wall around Iran yesterday, saying no action should be taken over moves that western countries fear amount to a covert attempt by Teheran to make an atomic bomb.

The announcement could derail a move by Britain, France and Germany to report Iran to the United Nations Security Council over its refusal to come clean about key aspects of its nuclear programme.

As the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan threw their weight behind the diplomatic campaign, Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, said the move would be 'counter-productive'.

His position threatens to split the governing council of the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is meeting in Vienna this week, into a confrontation of 'the West v the rest'.

Western countries believe they have a majority on the board to push through a British-drafted resolution calling for 'Iran's many failures and breaches of its obligation' to comply with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to be reported to the Security Council.

But they fear that unless they have an understanding with Moscow, the issue will be blocked by a Russian veto in the council and open up another damaging international rift.

'While Iran is co-operating 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,' Mr Lavrov said."
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