Who would have thought?

March 10, 2009

From US intelligence chief Dennis Blair:

“We assess convincing the Iranian leadership to forgo the eventual development of nuclear weapons will be difficult given the linkage many within the leadership see between nuclear weapons and Iran’s key national security and foreign policy objectives, and given Iran’s considerable effort from at least the late 1980s to 2003 to develop such weapons,” he said.

via ‘Difficult’ to halt Iran nuclear drive: US – Yahoo! News UK.

Fortunately, Iran is a “tiny country” that is highly susceptible to the charm of direct talks “without precondition.”