Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Time's running out for Obama in Iran

Barack Obama still wants to talk to Iran – but may lack the political strength to keep the path to dialogue open much longer

Simon Tisdall
guardian.co.uk, Monday 3 August 2009

"Barack Obama's policy of engagement with Iran – the "unclenched fist" of his January inaugural address – has about 60 days left to run. If Tehran does not respond positively and credibly to his offer of dialogue on nuclear and regional issues by the end of September, all bets are off. At that point, US and European officials say, a new international coalition will set to work on possibly the toughest sanctions imposed on a single country since Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990......"

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