Nuclear Meltdown

Concerns about Iran’s purportedly peaceful nuclear program reached an all-time high Friday, when the United Nations censured the regime for refusing to grant inspectors access to several clandestine sites that are suspected of housing a nuclear weapons program. In its latest update on Iran, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) concluded that “Iran has not suspended its enrichment related activities” as it has been ordered to do under international law.

Leader of “Red Campaign” survives reports of purge

A senior Chinese communist party leader who dispatched armed forces to a U.S. consulate to head off the defection of a former police chief was shown on state-run television this week, a sign he has survived allegations of corruption. Bo Xilai, Communist Party leader in China’s Chongqing city, was shown attending a meeting of the ruling Politburo and sitting next to a senior military official.