Oh Boy, Here We Go
Top of Drudge this morning, Russia and China have officially informed Iran they will not back sanctions,
Iran says the United States is "dangerous."
Iran has strongly criticised the US at the United Nations, accusing Washington of threatening to launch a military strike against its nuclear facilities.
In a letter delivered to Secretary General Kofi Annan, Iran said the US was "openly" planning to attack Iran in breach of international law.
Officials from the five permanent members of the UN Security Council will discuss Iran in Paris on Tuesday.
In the letter to Mr Annan, Iran's ambassador to the UN criticised US President George W Bush, who has refused to rule out even a nuclear strike on Iranian targets.
US rhetoric amounted to "illegitimate and open threats to use force against the Islamic Republic of Iran," the letter said.
"These are in obvious contravention of international rules and the principles of the United Nations."
The letter referred specifically to a report in the New Yorker by journalist Seymour Hersh, which suggested US military planners were considering a "bunker-busting" nuclear strike.
The amazing thing about this is you just know the UN Security Council will take this letter with the utmost seriousness, even though Iran has been threatening to wipe Israel off the map for several months now.
(Thanks to Christine for the photoshop)