Friday, April 9, 2010

Yes, ... but...

In the WaPo/ here
"..............."Let me put it straightforward," Medvedev said of his discussions with Obama at the meeting at Prague Castle. "I have outlined our limits for such sanctions."
Officials from both countries said later that Medvedev privately offered a broad range of objections to sanctions, including actions that would create economic hardship for Iran, foment financial chaos or lead to regime change.
Sergei Ryabkov, Russia's deputy foreign minister, told reporters in Prague that Medvedev and Obama discussed sanctions that would be "targeted, tailored." Ryabkov said, for example, that a total embargo on deliveries of refined oil would "mean a slap, a blow, a huge shock for the whole society."
Top White House officials who participated in the closed-door meeting said Medvedev described for Obama the "redlines" that Russia could not cross. They declined to elaborate on those objections, but said that sanctions on Iran's energy sector are "not off the table."......."

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Anonymous said...


The Maverick: