Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Wednesday: Mexico, Pakistan, North Korea, Iran
What will happen if the IFE declares Calderon the winner and the PRD doesn't want to accept the results? And what happens if the PRD can cite exit polls and claim there are discrepancies with the tallies?
The Acorn over at The Indian National Interest noted something that I had missed in keeping tabs on the India nuclear deal:
While most eyes are on the nuclear deal, the Bush administration has notified Congress of its intention to allow the sale of 36 F-16s (yes, those F-16s) to Pakistan. The US$5 billion deal includes 18 new and 18 used aircraft, as well as the upgrade of 34 aircraft from Pakistan’s existing fleet.So something of a half a loaf for Islamabad after all.
On North Korea, the Postmodern Conservative has anticipated Japan's reaction, including drafting a resolution of condemnation that is to be presented at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.
Surprise, surprise, Ali Larijani is delaying his meeting with Javier Solana to discuss Iran's response to the latest proposals of the EU-3 for ending the nuclear standoff. Perhaps the Iranians want to avoid giving the G-8 summit participants enough time to have a coordinated response ready for St. Petersburg?