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US moves on Iran nuclear trade

Original post made by Sharon, Midtown, on Apr 7, 2009

"New York prosecutors joined with the Obama administration on Tuesday to shut down a China-based network that allegedly supplied Iran's nuclear and missile programmes with the unwitting aid of some of Wall Street's biggest banks.

The action is likely to prove a test of the administration's relationship with Beijing, which to date has been unenthusiastic about sanctions on Tehran.

The move came as US Vice-President Joe Biden warned Israel not to strike Iran and as Washington sought to win time for possible negotiations with the Islamic Republic by slowing down Tehran's progress towards nuclear weapons capability."Web Link

The plot thickens, China conspiring with Iran and Israel warned to back-off, Obamas foreign policy is in turbo mode and we are lining up with those who share our interests.
In foreign policy we have no friends, only common interests and that pattern of relationships is undergoing radical change.
The UK is still in the fold, others are being put through review and discipline.
I did not think Obama had the guts for this, I may have been wrong.

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 7, 2009 at 8:47 pm

on the realignment from UK FT
"The foreign minister,Mr Lieberman, a former nightclub bouncer who immigrated to Israel from Moldova at the age of 20, has drawn criticism at home and abroad for his diatribes against Israel's Arab minority.

He also sparked controversy last week after stating that peace talks with the Palestinians on the creation of a Palestinian state, launched at the US-backed Annapolis summit in ­November 2007, had "no validity".

Such a position may raise tensions with Israel's most powerful ally after Barack Obama, US president, on Monday voiced support for the Annapolis negotiations while on a visit in ­Turkey.---Some Israeli legal experts said the recent series of interrogations of Mr Lieberman and reports of the new documents might represent a new stage in the probe.

Shimon Dolan, former chief of the economic crimes division in the state prosecutor's office, who co-heads a private law firm, said: "This appears to be a new, more serious phase in the investigation.

"If he will face an indictment...it could be difficult for him to continue in his ­position." Web Link


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