Thursday, December 11, 2008

Iran: Let Them Eat Enriched Uranium

The Global Security Newswire reported today that President Shimon Peres believes that Iran is less of a threat now because of the global economic downturn. Peres said the need to attack Iran's nuclear facilities - which have the potential for being used to produce weapons - is less at the present time. "Iran's leadership will also have to get up tomorrow morning and give food to their children. What will they give them? Enriched uranium?" Peres said, blaming Iran's financial difficulties on the country's isolation and plummeting international oil demand. (Source: GSN) This does not mean that tensions are not still high in the region, nor that Iran has abandoned any plans for a nuclear arsenal. It would seem only to indicate that - for the time being - Iran may have moved the program down on its list of priorities.