Post Tagged with: "sanctions"

August 9, 2010 12:25

Iran says it won’t give up nuke program

An Iranian official says Americans “must be dreaming” if they think they can intimidate Tehran into giving up its nuclear program. The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said last week the U.S. military has a plan to attack Iran, although he thinks a military strike is probably a bad idea.

July 30, 2010 06:26

Ahmadinejad reminds the world of Iran’s capacity to trigger a regional conflagration

Charles Krauthammer at NRO – “[The United States and Israel] have decided to attack at least two countries in the region in the next three months.” — Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, July 26

July 23, 2010 05:56

After nine years U.S. sanctions 3 linked to Taliban

Why did this take so long? The order freezes the U.S.-held assets of Gul Agha Ishakzai, head of the Taliban’s financial commission; Amir Abdullah, former treasurer to Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar; and Nasiruddin Haqqani, an emissary for the Haqqani Network. The order also prohibits U.S. businesses and individuals from engaging in any transactions with them.

June 18, 2010 13:44

Sleeping with the Enemy: BP’s Deals with Iran

BP remains one of the most active major western oil companies engaged in joint-venture energy projects with the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum outside of Iran. In the last five years, BP has begun extracting around 4 million cubic meters per day of natural gas from a field in Britain’s North Sea in a 50-50 joint venture with Iran, worth $1 million a day at June 15, 2010 spot prices.

June 11, 2010 07:47

Charles Krauthammer: The Myth of Iran’s ‘Isolation’

“Isolation” may have failed to deflect Iran’s nuclear ambitions, but it does enjoy incessant repetition by the administration. Apart from the fact that isolation is hardly an end in itself and is pointless if Iran rushes headlong to become a nuclear power regardless, the very claim of Iran’s increasing isolation is increasingly implausible.

May 28, 2010 04:58

UN experts say NKorea is exporting nuke technology

North Korea is exporting nuclear and ballistic missile technology and using multiple intermediaries, shell companies and overseas criminal networks to circumvent U.N. sanctions, U.N. experts said.

May 18, 2010 16:28

How’s that apology thing working out, Mr. President?

It would be hard to say which specific foreign policy of the Obama administration is worst. Iran sanctions? Russian relations? Attacks on Israel for Jewish settlements in Jerusalem? Trashing the special relationship with Britain? Insulting the Canadians in their own capital? Failure to secure the border with Mexico? We have an entire menu of foreign policy disasters to consider. Maybe if your perspective is from above it all, standing up there as sort of God, it looks better. For those of us with our feet firmly on the ground, it looks less heavenly.

April 29, 2010 05:30

White House seeks to soften Iran sanctions -weren’t they already soft?

Wants exemption for firms based in China and Russia – and how is that supposed to pressure Iran?

March 25, 2010 04:05

No hope for change in Israel

The U.S. has backed away from pursuing tough sanctions against Iran in order to win support from Russia and China for a U.N. resolution.

March 11, 2010 01:20

Iran “green movement” smashed by police state while Obama dithers

Had the opposition “green movement” been successful with its Feb. 11 attempt to flood the streets of Tehran with hundreds of thousands of protesters on the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, the illegitimate regime of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would have been dealt a severe blow.