Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Russia gives Iran nuclear fuel

Russian president Vladimir Putin continues to play a double game.

After apparently relenting and becoming agreeable at the G-8 summit over the planned US missile defense shield, it's leaked out that Russia released the nuclear fuel it was witholding from Iran for the Bushehr reactor on June 8th, a week before the summit.

This double dealing is particularly effective coming as it does right before the UN Security Council meets at the end of June to discuss approving harsher sanctions against Iran for continuing to enrich uranium . The Russian fuel delivery substantially dilutes the effect of any sanctions.

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