Vladimir Putin is in Iran. And events there are going to make the Bomb Iran Contingent’s heads explode.
The leaders of the five countries that border the Caspian Sea pledged at a conference in Tehran Tuesday not to allow their territory to be used for attacks on any of the others, a declaration that signals the opposition of Iran’s neighbors to any military action by the United States or its allies over that country’s nuclear program.
“The parties underline that under no circumstances would they allow other nations to use their territory for waging aggression or other military action against any of the parties,” stated the declaration by the leaders of Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.
As Scooby-Doo would say, “Ruh-roh.”
The five countries also declared that any country that is a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty can “carry out research and can use nuclear energy for peaceful means without discrimination.”
That’s what the treaty says anyway.
The Russian president has said there is no evidence Iran’s nuclear program has a military dimension.
This isn’t exactly what Michael Ledeen, William Kristol, Joe Lieberman, and Dick Cheney want to hear. I’m ususally optimistic but I think this is going to make these people desperate and make it more likely that Israel will attack Iran (rather than the U.S.).