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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Monday, August 25, 2008

US-Russia Tensions Give Iran, Syria Room to Maneuver

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni called on Russia Wednesday to get behind tougher sanctions aimed at halting Iran’s nuclear pursuit, but the mounting tensions between Washington and Moscow could stymie that process, an expert here said.

Russia and the international community understand that the world cannot afford a nuclear Iran. “But there is a gap between this understanding and the translation [into action] especially when it comes to United Nations Security Council resolutions,” Livni told foreign journalists in Jerusalem on Thursday.

“Time is of the essence,” Livni said. “[It is] my belief that Russia has the .... [more]


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