It probably didn’t surprise anyone when Iran announced it had joined the nuclear club last week. It has persisted in its claim that the technological pursuit is for peaceful means; that it needs nuclear power, not nuclear weapons.
Nevertheless, the world has started to react to the announcement. Oil prices today reached a record high of $70.88 per barrel. World leaders plan to meet in Moscow to discuss the issue. President Bush is set to bring up the issue to China’s Hu, saying all options are on the table, refusing even to rule out the possible use of nuclear weapons on Iran. Iran’s timely ‘Military Day’ brought the assurances of its leaders that it is ready to meet any US-led aggression.
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