From the Financial Times comes this article about both Russia and China lobbying hard for the UN to back off of its snail's pace of threatened action. Just exactly what action is supposed to take place, we are not entirely sure of, at this particular point in time. But after months and months of inaction, I am happy to see that at least the UN is talking about something that could lead to some kind of action.
The interesting thing here is, Russia and China want the UN to back off of Iran, so as not to overly antagonize them, over this proposed talk, and proposed possible action. They contend that all of this talk of action could possibly be damaging to the overall process of getting Iran to stop enriching uranium. Never mind the Iranians have not offered to stop long enough to talk with the EU or the UN, in order to avoid this talk of action and reach a settlement fair to all. Never mind that while they have been continuing their processes and thumbing their noses at the world; they have been threatening Israel, the U.S., Europe, and the world's oil markets, pretty much on a daily basis. And never mind that they have just acquired missiles capable of reaching Europe, from North Korea.
But hey, we can all soon relax. We are going to hear about a report soon that could lead to action. And I say, what a tremendous relief. I think we may have finally turned the corner on this one.