The Los Angeles Times has problems with sanctions against Iran. We shouldn't sanction Revolutionary Guards because they are too powerful in Iran. Huh? This group is the most bloodthirsty of groups backing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and is the group responsible for supporting terror around the world (including Hezbollah). The Guards are also involved in Iran's nuclear program. But we should refrain from sanctioning them?
Has the LAT editorial board has been spending too much time out on the beach?
Does this concern the L.A. Times editorial board? "Tunneling near Iranian nuclear site stirs worry." Is Iran attempting to thwart future military strikes against its nuclear facility by placing key parts of it in underground bunkers?
The construction has raised concerns at the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Vienna-based U.N. watchdog that monitors Iran's nuclear program. On Friday, an IAEA spokeswoman confirmed that the agency has broached the subject with Iranian officials. "We have been in contact with the Iranian authorities about this, and we have received clarifications," said Melissa Fleming, the spokeswoman. She declined to elaborate.
Calls to Iran's U.N. mission in Vienna were not returned. IAEA officials plan to press the issue further in a previously scheduled visit to Tehran later this week, according to informed sources.
"The tunnel complex certainly appears to be related to Natanz," said David Albright, a former U.N. weapons inspector and president of the Institute for Science and International Security, a Washington-based nonprofit group that provided copies of the photos to The Washington Post. "We think it is probably for storage of nuclear items."