The simmering cauldron that is the possible nuclear threat from Iran has yet to bring the U.S. and its allies together over a plan of action. China and Russia have joined Europe and the United States in criticizing Iran’s nuclear program. But China and Russia oppose U.S. calls to have the matter referred to the United Nations Security Council, which has the power to implement sanctions. Senator Kit Bond says that while the U.N. is sometimes little more than a great debating society, it can have an impact if everyone is on board. Bond says the U.S. must consider U.N. action before it considers a second or third option. Bond says unless and until the United Nations can agree on action, all options must remain on the table.