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Monday, May 08, 2006

Indonesia On Iran: Nukes For Peace OK

The AP is reporting that Indonesia has expressed support for Tehran's "right to pursue nuclear technology for peaceful means" today. Iran's extremist president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad begins a six day state visit to Indonesia this week.

The article quotes Indonesian Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda's caveat that his nation, home of the world's largest Muslim population, "consistently object[s] to nuclear weapons proliferation." Look for coverage of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's meeting with Ahmadinejad on Wednesday. Yudhoyono is the first Indonesian president elected directly by the nation's citizens.

See below for my take.

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