Fri, 28 Dec 2007
Moscow's fuel delivery to Tehran is another signal that the Bush administration's Iran policy has failed, political observers say.
“While the risk that Tehran might divert the low-enriched uranium for weapons use is relatively small, the political significance of the shipment is not. It is the latest reminder that the Bush administration's Iran policy is not working …,” an editorial by the New York Times read.
“Russia isn't the only country interested in pursuing more - not less - trade with Iran. And we fear it isn't the only one that will see the new intelligence estimate as a green light to give in to that temptation,” it added.
It said Washington can no longer relish its diplomatic leverage against Tehran, and persuade others to adopt a tough stance against the country over its nuclear dispute with the West.
The article concluded that the delivery of nuclear fuel sent a loud and clear message to Tehran that it can continue with its nuclear program.
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