BBC news has made great play today on the USA National Intelligence Estimate which suggests that Iran has in all probability stopped its weapons programme in 2003. You can view the report here.
Hopefully this will diffuse tensions in the area, particularly where the Americans are concerned. Rumours that Bush would have made an attack on Iran’s military infrastructure his parting gift to the nation now seem less likely. The news is also encouraging for the British presence in Iraq. If the border between the two countries gains some stability from this news, a full withdrawal of UK troops moves a step closer.