Update If the U.S. can't sabotage the ITB agreement, it will do its best to ignore it. According to the
The United States Responds to the Turkey/Brazil/Iran Deal with Dismay, Denial, Deafness, Willful Misunderstanding, and...
The deal for to provide fuel plates for the Tehran Research Reactor, brokered by Turkey and Brazil, has been signed. The deal threatens to derail the push for Iran sanctions, which is apparently the be-all and end-all of America's strategy. No question what Turkey--a non-permanent member of the Security Council this year--
The U.S. is apparently dead serious about shutting off Iran's avenues of negotiation. Case in point: putting the kibosh on Turkey's initiative to midwife the LEU for fuel plates swap for the Tehran Research Reactor. Courtesy of Hurriyet/AFP, the tick-tock is reproduced below. I would think it would be difficult for the United States to... Read More
I have an article up at Asia Times entitled
Iran may have hoped that China would step into the nuclear dispute on its side, perhaps by agreeing to serve as middleman for the fuel exchange. It looks like they'll be disappointed. But today Beijing also sent the message that U.S.-Chinese relations would suffer another blow from an aggressive Western push on Iran coupled with... Read More