The International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that its inspectors had been called to the Natanz plant to witness the beginning of work to upgrade Iran’s 3.5 per cent enriched uranium to 20 per cent.
“Despite the posturing that the nuclear power is only for civilian use … they in fact continue to pursue a course that would lead to weaponisation, and that is not acceptable to the international community,” Mr Obama declared. He threatened to hit Tehran with fresh UN-backed sanctions, possibly within weeks.
Russia joined Western powers in denouncing Iran’s move, which it said raised “well-grounded” doubts about the country’s peaceful intentions." Times on line
This is ridiculous. Perhaps the US is a declining power, perhaps. Nevertheless we can destroy Iran in a night''s work. Are you mad? Persist in this and you will learn whether your stupidity in thinking that the US is "paper tiger" works for you. pl