Western Countries Prepare for Confrontation with Iran

Love | Peace The BBC reports that Washington and other Western capitals are serious about moving from engagement to conrontation with Iran over its nuclear program. The question now is whether sanctions with Iran will be any more effective uder Obama than George W.

A key measure involves targeting Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps who are in charge of the nuclear program, withdrawing travel visas and freezing assets. The sentiments are that Moscow is willing to go along with sanctions, but China is being ‘coy’. Leaders are concerned about a Chinese vote against sanctions in the UN Security Council but can live with an abstention, if they must. China has very strong trade and investment in Iran’s oil and gas sector. Read on From engagement to confrontation with Iran BBC News