Thu Dec 15, 2005
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders were set to condemn Iran's president for denying the Holocaust and warn Tehran the opportunity for a diplomatic solution to its nuclear programme cannot stay open forever, diplomats said on Thursday.
A summit statement drafted by EU foreign ministers said of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's statement that the Nazi mass extermination of Jews was a myth: "These comments are wholly unacceptable and have no place in civilised political debate."
It also voiced grave concern at Iran's failure to remove suspicions about its nuclear intentions and said: "The window of opportunity will not remain open indefinitely." [...]
Thursday, December 15
Too many false starts for Pundita to jump for joy but the statement out of Brussels is progress, of sorts. We'll see how much solidarity the leaders maintain when they have to decide just exactly how long the "window of opportunity" will remain open for Iran.
Posted by Pundita at 12/15/2005 05:59:00 PM