Iranâ€™s nuclear dossier is finally out of the hands of the IAEA and on March 13, the UN Security Council will meet to set the direction for the future of this matter.
From unofficial meetings last Thursday and Friday, and what some anonymous diplomats, have said, it seems that the Unites States has prepared a strong statement calling for Iran to cease all nuclear activities within two weeks or else face sanctions.
Meanwhile, Iranian officials openly brag to one another about their success in fooling European Union negotiators into believing they had stopped their efforts to produce nuclear fuel, according to Hassan Rowhani, who until last year headed talks with the European Union 3 — Britain, France, and Germany.
"When we were negotiating with the Europeans in Tehran, we were still installing some of the equipment at the Isfahan site," where Iran was attempting to process yellowcake — a key stage in the nuclear-fuel process, Rowhani said in a recent speech.
In Tehran, Ali Khamenei, the Iranian Supreme Leader, told a gathering of senior religious figures on Thursday that the Islamic Republic would go ahead full force with its nuclear program.
Well, apparently, the next step would be a formal resolution by the UN Security Council making full co-operation mandatory and strengthening the powers of the International Atomic Energy Agency concerning Iran. The sanctions could start with travel bans for Iranian officials. Iran has much to lose as it depends heavily on imports to keep the government rolling.
Although sanctions are necessary to prevent Tehranâ€™s fundamentalist and terrorist regime from acquiring the most dangerous weapon of our time, let us not forget that the final solution lays in the hands of the Iranian people and their Resistance to bring about a democratic change in Iran which in turn will result in peace and stability in the Middle East.