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Iran & the Security Council
By Micah Halpern

Thursday March 9, 2005

I'm Predicting:

The United States is talking about presenting Iran before the UN Security Council for discussion, pressure, censure.
Bad Idea.
At best, the plan will fail - and Iran will just ignore the Security Council.
At worst, the plan will backfire - and Iran will forge ahead paying no heed even to those countries who have begun to make some headway.

Yesterday, Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns testified before Congress saying that the by next week the Security Council will deal with Iran. The United States may want to turn up the pressure, but the United States has never been good at reading or understanding Iran.
Russia can read the Iranians.
Also yesterday Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that putting pressure on Iran will not work.

In that Russia is a permanent member of the Security Council they have veto power. If Russia doesn't want something to happen, it's not about to happen.
Wake up America, you are not running this show.

4 June 2017 12:14 PM in Predictions

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