Thursday, September 18, 2003

The Economist - Iran's nuclear diplomacy

The Economist has a surprisingly upbeat assessment of US-European unity over the issue of getting Iran to come clean about its' nuclear ambitions, but what if the Iranians simply decide to walk away from the promise of better diplomatic relations and financial cooperation being held out by the EU? Would this new-found unanimity hold under such circumstances, or would the opportunity to obtain short-term benefits simply prove too tempting for certain national leaders?