What the new US sanctions mean about Obama's Iran policy
The US Senate voted unanimously for yet more sanctions on Iran, despite opposition by the White House. This is yet another illustration of the fact that the Obama administration has nothing to offer Iran in any negotiation. The one thing Iran would want in return for any compromise is the reduction and lifting of US sanctions, which is something the US president can't deliver since the sanctions are mostly imposed by Congress not the Executive.
Posted on December 04, 2012 at 08:52 AM |Permalink
Ahmadinejad: A study in obstinacy "Iran has often been at the receiving end of ultimatums from foreign powers," said Cyrus Safdari, an independent Iranian analyst. "The politicians who stood up to these ultimatums are treated as heroes, and the ones who caved are still considered to be traitors."
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