Here we go, fresh from the news: VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States warned Iran on Wednesday to expect consequences from the United Nations if it failed to halt nuclear research but Iran said it was capable of inflicting "harm and pain" and could change its oil policy. The U.N. Security Council is likely to call on Iran, the world's fourth biggest oil exporter, to stop atomic research or risk "consequences", Washington said in a statement to a nuclear watchdog agency meeting, referring to possible sanctions. The statement, obtained by Reuters from a Western diplomat, said "the time has now come for the Council to act" as Iran had defied an International Atomic Energy Agency board resolution last month to suspend all nuclear fuel enrichment activity. But Iran said the United States could also suffer if the Security Council took up the issue of Tehran's nuclear research. The Islamic Republic vowed to pursue the programme come what may. "The United States may have the power to cause harm and pain but it is also susceptible to harm and pain," it said in a statement obtained by Reuters on the sidelines of the IAEA board meeting in Vienna. "So if the United States wishes to choose that path, let the ball roll." ---------------------------------------- I guess that is their way of saying:"Bring it on!"