|Friends Of Humanity Newsletter|
As Iran races forward with its nuclear development, western countries are still trying to find a way to bring this country back to the negotiating table.
Now only two days after the IAEA meeting, Iran again refuses to cooperate. The old game continues.
It is understood that Europe likes to continue trade with Iran. The troubling question is â€œat what price?â€
London, Nov. 29 â€“ French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin warned Iranâ€™s clerical government on Tuesday to accept the latest European offer on its controversial nuclear program, or brace itself for a confrontation with the United Nations Security Council.
In an interview with CNNâ€™s chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, de Villepin said, â€œWe have made an offer [to Iran]. If they don’t accept,then we will have to go to the Security Councilâ€.
Regional security issues and the role of NATO in enhancing security in the Gulf region was debated in a conference in Doha on Sunday, November 27.
Reporting the event, the Kuwaiti news agency, KUNA, quoted Abdulrahman Al-Attiyah, Secretary- General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as saying to the conferees that the issue of Iran and the Gulf was a current priority because it was directly linked to regional security.
London, Nov. 30 â€“ United States Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld criticised on Tuesday Iran and Syria for remaining â€œunhelpfulâ€ in Iraq.
â€œWe know that Iran and Syria continue to be unhelpful. We know that we’re still taking casualties, as are coalition countries and the Iraqi security forcesâ€, Rumsfeld told a join news briefing with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace.