President George W Bush said the US was waiting for Iran's formal response to the proposal, but urged the UN to move swiftly if Iran did not meet the 31 August deadline.
"In order for the UN to be effective, there must be consequences if people thumb their nose at the United Nations Security Council," he said. (No Nuclear Halt, Warns Khamenei; BBC Online News Monday 21st August 2006)
This is just another case of Bush trying to use the UN as an American tool.
"In order for the UN to be effective, there must be consequences if people thumb their nose at the United Nations Security Council,"
Unlike the US & UK (plus friends) of course when they ignored the UN Security Council entirely and launched the invasion of Iraq without UN sanction or global support.
I agree that the UN must be strong and that there must be consequences to people and countries who "thumb their nose" at the UN. I agree that should cover ALL countries regardless where they may be located and regardless of their religious views or wealth.
Anyway, I'll be strangely restrained this evening and stop my rant there before it really starts kicking in.