THE SPINE DECEMBER 15, 2007
The N.I.E. on Iranian nuclear ambitions unravels day by day. Yesterday, according to a Reuters dispatch reporting a story in Der Spiegel, the German government expelled a Tehran diplomat from the country. What was "Moharamali D" doing that got him bounced? He had tried to buy nuclear processers in Bavaria. This doesn't seem like Iran actually did cancel its atomic programs or, for that matter, was in compliance with the nuclear non-proliferation regime to which it has pledged fidelity.