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Why, It’s Almost as if Our Iran Policy Is All Talk and No Action


President Obama, on September 25 of last year:

The Iranian government must now demonstrate through deeds its peaceful intentions or be held accountable to international standards and international law.

The news, today:

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed Thursday that Iran has produced its first batch of uranium enriched to a higher level, saying his country will not be bullied by the West into curtailing its nuclear program a day after the U.S. imposed new sanctions. Ahmadinejad reiterated to hundreds of thousands of cheering Iranians on the anniversary of the 1979 foundation of the Islamic republic that the country was now a “nuclear state,” an announcement he’s made before. He insisted that Iran had no intention of building nuclear weapons.

So, how’s that accountability going?

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