The time for celebration for our new president comes to a close and the fear of nuclear threats becomes a harsh reality. President Obama had stated many times that North Korea had violated international rules when the allowed testing of long range missiles. President Obama has lost tolerance in North Korea’s misbehavior in building these weapons of mass destruction. He called upon the U.N. to take action on North Korea. He demands the Security Council is going to put an end to North Korea who has been flirting with the idea of acquiring more arms. Iran on the other hands has no intentions of using a smoke and mirrors technique that North Korea has been doing. Iran has been trying to acquire nuclear weapons to attain leverage over neighboring states and the United Stated as well. President Obama and his administration have devised a plan to locate a defense shield in Poland and radar system in the Czech Republic. This idea has been strongly opposed by the Russian President Dmitri Medvedev who believes if we can successfully disarm Iran and keep it from acquiring nuclear weapons there would be no need for these defensives in Eastern Europe. Obama respectively disagreed and felt it was vital to have these defenses up and ready in fear of Iran’s next move. Obama states “Let me be clear: Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile activity poses a real threat, not just to the United States, but to Iran’s neighbors and our allies,” Mr. Obama said. “The Czech Republic and Poland have been courageous in agreeing to host a defense against these missiles. As long as the threat from Iran persists, we will go forward with a missile defense system that is cost-effective and proven.” (NYTimes)
Obama has traveled to Prague where he proposed his idea to the Czech president and the public. He received a greater welcome than the Czech president Klaus. This was great for our president since he received a lot of support in his plan and was able to prove himself in front of Czech president who had doubted his policies. In fact many people had been pleasantly surprised in President Obama’s understanding and urgency in foreign affairs where many thought he was inexperienced and naive. The movement for change has spread beyond our country’s borders and has become infectious throughout the world.