"... As a State Department official commented to us: “World events are not suspended because of our political timetable. We face the need to make decisions on whether to become actively engaged with the armed Syrian opposition and on whether we abandon the negotiating track with Iran. Secretary Clinton is working hard on both issues, but the White House is playing for time.” In these circumstances, our assessment is that US policy will focus on crisis avoidance rather than bringing them to a head. In relation to Iran, this means that the US will continue to rely on tighter sanctions to drive a change of mind in Tehran and will do all it can to dissuade Israel from taking unilateral action. ..."
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Posted by G, M, Z, or B at 3:19 AM