http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5288286.stm Here are the actual demands of the UN. http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2006/sc8792.doc.htm [Broken] As you can see the US is convinced they are going to make weapons and Iran is convinced of it's right under the non proliferation treaty to enrich Uranium for nuclear energy facilities. It's an impasse currently. Ahmadinejad has clearly stated on numerous occasions that the pursuit of nuclear energy is for peaceful purposes only, but the question does not seem to be: is he looking for warheads but: when he will build them. The US uses rhetoric that says he is absolutely looking for weapons, despite it having no intelligence to support this. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5281052.stm Of course the Iranian presidents attacks against the west and Israel give us little reason to believe he is planning only peaceful uses for enrichment, some of his rhetoric, or should I say nearly all the rhetoric we have heard about confirms this. Should we trust Ahmadinejad or should we be wary of this political wolf in sheeps clothing, wary enough to go further? I say this because there is some talk of the US sidestepping the UN and going it alone in garnering sanctions from other countries. More broadly what do you think is the best course of action against Iran, should it fail to comply with the UN? And lastly a more apposite question in my mind is: who should we believe here? The US or Iran? Should we believe in the UN? And how does your belief reflect your views in thinking of an answer to the problem... EDITED: for clarity of meaning.