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Red Flags on Iran
Posted By James Carafano On May 24, 2010 @ 3:30 pm In American Leadership | 4 Comments
“The lights are turning red,” droned the song by the Eagles. They could have been singing about Iran, which continues to make US foreign policy look like a bad Saturday Night Live skit .
In last minute deal making  with Russia over sanctions on Iran, the US caved to Moscow objections over selling advanced air and cruise missile defenses to Tehran. This is a particularly disruptive retreat by Obama’s State Department, one that makes an Israeli military strike more, not less, likely.
Meanwhile, Iran continues to play rope-a-dope. The speaker of Iran’s Parliament declared their deal with Brazil and Turkey was off if United Nations sanctions were on . His country would abandon plans to ship some nuclear fuel to Turkey and rethink cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency if the US insists on pushes new UN Security Council sanctions.
The US needs a real policy to deal with Iran  before its too late.
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URLs in this post:
 bad Saturday Night Live skit: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columns/National-security-from-_Saturday-Night-Live_-92626849.html
 last minute deal making: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/21/AR2010052102590.html
 their deal with Brazil and Turkey was off if United Nations sanctions were on: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/world/middleeast/24iran.html
 deal with Iran: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Factsheets/Ten-Steps-to-a-Free-Iran
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