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U.S. Tightens Sanctions on Iran

The West escalated the economic war against Tehran on Wednesday, imposing a new set of restrictions intended to deter the country’s nuclear ambitions by forcing it into what amounts to a form of barter trade for oil, The New York Times reports.

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 READ MORE



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Iran Could Cause Mideast Cold War, U.K. Official Warns

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned that a nuclear-capable Iran could push countries in the Middle East into a cold war in which the world would see the greatest nuclear proliferation since the invention of the atom bomb. Iran has ignored economic sanctions that Western nations hoped would deter it from pursuing nuclear development.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 READ MORE


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Tehran Shoots, Obama Scorns

Taking a move from the McCain playbook and latching on to the bogeyman that is Iran, Barack Obama responded to Tehran’s long-range weapons tests Wednesday with calls for tougher economic sanctions against the country, whose missiles are now deemed capable of hitting American bases in the region.

Posted on Jul 9, 2008 READ MORE


Iran Has Us Over a Barrel—Of Oil

This New York Times piece spells out how fiendishly hard it’s going to be to threaten Iran over its nukes while simultaneously guzzling its oil. | story
It’s sort of like admonishing a drug dealer for selling heroin to kids, and then scoring a dime bag of blow for yourself.

Posted on Jan 20, 2006 READ MORE


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