Iran warned on Saturday the West has until the end of the month to accept Teheran's counterproposal to a UN-drafted plan on a nuclear exchange, or the country will start producing nuclear fuel on its own.
The warning was a show of defiance and a hardening in Iran's stance over its controversial nuclear program, which the West fears masks an effort to make nuclear weapons. Teheran insists the program is only for peaceful, electricity production purposes and says it has no intention of making a bomb.
"We have given them an ultimatum. There is one month left and that is by the end of January," Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said, speaking on state television.
WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS PUT A FULL COURT PRESS ON THE ISLAMO-THUGS: TOUGH SANCTIONS - AND EMBARGO ON GASLOINE; FULL-THROATED SUPPORT FOR THE REBELLION; AND PIN-POINT MISSILE ATTACKS ON THEIR NUCLEAR AND MILITARY ASSETS.
ALL AT ONCE.
THE SOONER THE BETTER.
TIME IS NOT ON OUR SIDE.
WHY WAIT WHEN DELAY ONLY HELPS THE ENEMY!?
IT'S LIKE STOPPING THE CLOCK WHEN YOUR TEAM HAS A SMALL LEAD AND YOUR OPPONENT HAS THE BALL.
OTHER NEWS COVERAGE: HERE AND HERE AND HERE. AND ALSO HERE.
JIHAD WATCH HAD THIS BEFORE ME.
DRUDGE DOESN'T HAVE THIS YET. NEITHER DOES MEMEORANDUM.
HERE'S A NEWS ROU8ND UP FROM GOOGLE.