This goes with that - Iran
Excuse my cynicism for a moment. But does this:
TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- Police are investigating the possibility that a Japanese manufacturer exported equipment to Iran that can be used to make nuclear weapons, an official said Tuesday.
have anything to do with this?
IRAN has apparently given a part-government-owned Japanese oil company an ultimatum to start the development of a giant oilfield within 17 days or risk losing it to the Chinese or Russians.
This looks like a painful wedge for the Japanese Government, which has been trying to both support UN Security Council efforts to force Iran to curtail its uranium enrichment program and retain its vital access to Iranian oil supplies.