www.townhall.com/columnists/GuestColumns/printGlick20041120.shtml The agreement that France, Germany and Britain reached with Iran this week signals that the diplomatic option of dealing with Iran's nuclear weapons program no longer exists. To understand why this is the case, we must look into the agreement and understand what is motivating the various parties to accede to it's conditions. The agreement stipulates that the European-3 will provide Iran with light water reactor fuel, enhanced trade relations and more nuclear reactors. In exchange, the Iranian's agree that for the duration of the negitiations toward implementing the agreement-including a European push for all Iranian ascension to the World Trade Organization- it will not develop centrifuges and will not enrich uranium. Strangely, in a seperate Iranian agreement with the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency, the Iranians announced they would cease enriching uranium effective Monday, November 22, rather than immediately. This apparently annoyed the Europeans, but it wasn't a deal breaker. The weekly standard this week explained that light water reactor fuel of the type the the Europeans have agreed to give Iran can be used to produce bonb material within nine weeks. Since the IAEA inspectors only visit Iran every three months, it would be a simple matter to divert enough light water fuel to produce a bomb between inspections. And so, the agreement itslef holds the promise of direct European assistance ti Iran's nuclear weapons program. Iran's interest in making this deal is clear. The IAEA governing board is set to meet next week to discuss Iran's nuclear program. By agreeing to the deal with the Europeans, Iran has effectively foreclosed the option, favored by the US, of transferring Iran's nuclear program to the UN Security Council for discussions that could lead to sanctions......................... So Europe has basically given Iran the go -ahead to build nuclear weaponry, and cut us out of the little bit of a loop we had to begin with.......And when Iran builds these weapons and aims them right for Israel we will be the only ones doing anything about it, for which the US will take critisism for the European Union for not stoppping it. I think I know where Bin Laden is right now.