The friend of my enemy is my enemy:
BRITAIN'S threat of international sanctions against Iran over its controversial nuclear programme was yesterday undermined by China and France.
The Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, said yesterday that Iran could face UN Security Council sanctions for resuming nuclear activities, but added that military action was not being considered, a message backed by US president George Bush.
However, China's UN ambassador expressed concern that even referring Iran to the Security Council might "complicate the issue" and stiffen Tehran's resolve to carry on work to develop nuclear power, a plan that other countries fear is a cover for nuclear weapons.
And the French foreign ministry said the priority was to convene a special session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to refer Iran to the UN Security Council, but added that talk of sanctions was premature.
God, how I despise the UN, even the very utopian concept of it.