Con Coughlin im Daily Telegraph:
The best that can be said about Iran’s announcement that it intends to build a further 10 uranium enrichment facilities is that at least we are now clear about its intentions.
Einschub: schön wär’s, doch die üblichen Verdächtigen werden das iranische Atomwaffenprogramm weiterhin leugnen, so wie sie es bisher und gegen jede Einsicht resistent getan haben. Doch weiter mit Coughlin. Sein Fazit:
Time is clearly not on the side of those attempting to talk Iran round. For the past six years, the West has been involved in intensive negotiations with Tehran to resolve this dispute, but all that has happened is that Iran has dramatically increased its nuclear capability while the West has received nothing in return.
This is a situation that can no longer be allowed to continue. If Iran wishes to persist with its defiant attitude, then it must face the consequences.
Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, has argued in favour of „crippling“ sanctions being imposed against Iran, and urgent action should now be taken to implement them as soon as possible, in a last-ditch effort to bring Tehran to its senses. Otherwise the consequences are too dreadful to contemplate.