The Telegraph reports today that former members of the Russian military are helping Iran acquire technology from North Korea. This could be used for missiles capable of hitting European capitals such as Berlin and Rome (but not London).
At this stage Putin doesn't want to take the issue to the UN Security council. I don't know why his government seems to be being so helpful to Iran . Iran doesn't have the Bomb at the moment, but if it develops it and then , like a friendly uncle, offers it to other Islamic countries, Russia has as much to lose as anyone else (except perhaps Israel).
In the next few months the British and US governments will need to speak on whether or not Iran has weapons of mass destruction. It would be good to believe what they say, but they don't have a very good track record, do they?
The Telegraph ends its chilling leader with the sentence "It is the last chance to avoid war".
After failing to get support from Putin, Condoleeza Rice meets Tony Blair today.