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Iran: Wash, Rinse, Repeat
Posted By Conn Carroll On October 14, 2009 @ 1:45 pm In International | Comments Disabled
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton held lengthy talks with [Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov]Tuesday as part of an intense American effort to improve relations, but she made few gains on a top U.S. priority — increasing pressure on Iran.
Emerging from four hours of talks with Clinton, Lavrov told reporters that “threats, sanctions and threats of pressure” against Iran would be “counterproductive.”
We wish we were surprised by this news. Unfortunately it fits into a very well established pattern in U.S. policy on Iran :
Washington must take stronger actions  now to prevent a future disaster from unfolding. Otherwise we will be dealing not just with a nuclear Iran, but with a potential cascade of nuclear powers in the Middle East.
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URLs in this post:
 The Washington Post reports: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/13/AR2009101300221.html
 U.S. policy on Iran: http://www.foundry.org/2009/09/30/talking-with-tehran-has-repeatedly-been-tried-and-failed/
 stronger actions: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Middleeast/iranbriefingroom.cfm
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