Sunday, May 07, 2006

What are we not hearing from the American Press

China, Russia welcome Iran into the fold
By M K Bhadrakumar

"The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which maintained it had no plans for expansion, is now changing course. Mongolia, Iran, India and Pakistan, which previously had observer status, will become full members. SCO's decision to welcome Iran into its fold constitutes a political statement. Conceivably, SCO would now proceed to adopt a common position on the Iran nuclear issue at its summit meeting June 15."

Now this is from the Asia Times. I'm scared of the implications of Iran having any more strength, but there is possibly a positive here. While Iran having allies could be a bad thing, if these other nations can help moderate Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons then this might help to tone down the rhetoric of recent days. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

The other question I might pose is; why didn't this get reported on any of the American news outlets?


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