December 21, 2013

Iran Copes with Sanctions but Wants to Bloom

David Ignatius, Washington Post

The Associated Press

The true burden of sanctions is that this economy is a shadow of what it might be. This cost in lost opportunity will only grow if Iran can’t make a nuclear deal that would ease the squeeze on oil sales and banking. And Iranians know it: Many told me during a visit here last week that their economy could be booming if the country weren’t so isolated.

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December 17, 2013
Saudi Arabia Will Go It Alone
Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, NYT
We believe that many of the West’s policies on both Iran and Syria risk the stability and security of the Middle East. This is a dangerous gamble, about which we cannot remain silent, and will not stand idly by. more ››
December 17, 2013
Iran Nuke Deal Quietly Collapses
Amir Taheri, New York Post
Less than a month after it was hailed as “a great diplomatic coup,” the so-called Geneva accord to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions seems to have come unstuck. more ››
December 17, 2013
John Kerry Is Wrong on Iran
Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe
The crowds chanting “Death to America” at annual rallies across Iran were the largest ever last month. The outpouring of hate against the United States wasn’t canceled, or even toned down, by the new Iranian president, the... more ››
December 17, 2013
Resist the Iran Deal
New York Daily News
There’s a damn good reason why Secretary of State John Kerry has been struggling to convince Congress to go along with the nuclear deal President Obama struck with Iran. It’s a disastrously bad bet on... more ››