"Sanctions cannot dissuade the Iranian nation from achieving our lofty goals of progress. So it is better for Europe to be independent and to settle problems through negotiations".Independent from the US and the UN.
Iran has not only successfully defied US president Bush and the UN, but is now advising Europe to cast off from those two entities and make its own decisions.
That says only two things to me: First, that Iran is now powerful enough--and has enough international support--to confidentialy tell us to kiss off, or... that the US is so weakened now that it has become a true paper tiger, making only loud noises in the night, and can safely be ignored.
Either way, it's not a good sign for us ordinary folks, since both Bush and Israel still want to try to bomb Iran back to the 12th century.
And that worries me, since Bush, silver spoon-fed innocent that he is, has never learned that actions have consequences, often dire consequences.