European Union foreign ministers agreed on Saturday to give Iran two more weeks to clarify its stance on halting sensitive nuclear work after Tehran ignored a U.N. deadline to suspend uranium enrichment.
To “clarify its stance”? The very same article says this:
Iran defied an Aug. 31 deadline set by the United Nations Security Council for it to halt uranium enrichment and has given no sign it is prepared to meet the international community’s condition for opening negotiations on economic, technological and political cooperation.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted on Saturday by the ISNA student news agency as saying: “Our nation is a supporter of peace but it will not retreat an iota from its right to nuclear technology.”
Color me confused, but that “stance” seems pretty clear.