One wonders about the logic of US President Obama saying that, if Iran stops its uranium enrichment program, the US will not go ahead with building an anti-missile shield in Europe.
Why on earth would Iran lose sleep over whether or not America builds an anti-missile shield in Europe? First, Iran, contrary to the propaganda and rhetoric of Israel, the US and their Western allies, is not building any nuclear weapons and nor is their any evidence to suggest that it is; second, Iran has no means of delivering a weapon even if it had one (building a bomb is one thing, building it small enough to be a payload atop any of Iran’s missiles is something else); third, why would Iran want to launch any missile, nuclear armed or otherwise, at any European country? And finally, why would Russia help Iran build a nuclear plant if it thought Iran was going to build nuclear weapons? A nuclear armed Iran is not in Russia’s interest and less than anyone else’s.
Why should Iran care about an anti-missile shield in Europe? It will never be used on Iran’s account, so why is Obama’s threat to go ahead with building it if Iran doesn’t stop enriching uranium for its power generation program going to be of any interest to Iran?
Or is it just all part of the propaganda and rhetoric against Iran? If it is, and Iran goes on enriching uranium as is its right to do, then it’s going to be an expensive exercise for the already hard pressed American taxpayer. The Iranians have absolutely nothing to lose by calling Obama’s bluff.
But, of course, it’s more than just a simple bluffing game isn’t it –especially when the anti-missile shield is on Russia’s doorstep.
But that’s another story.