Can China Follow Through On U.S. Sanctions? - Obama plays hardball

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    China has huge influence in Iran.

    Iran is building nuclear weapons and the US asked China to use that influence.

    China said "no".

    Obama is selling 6 billion dollars plus of weapons to Taiwan.

    China said, "Stop".

    China depends on US technology.

    Obama says "Tell Iran to stop and we will".

    Classic example of "political hardball".

    Bush and the Republicans only tried the "stick", never the "carrot".

    Can China Follow Through On U.S. Sanctions?

    It will be interesting to see what happens next.
     
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    Good work.......lets see how serious China is
     
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    Better yet. Lets see how serious Barry is. After all, the Chinese have supplied all the money to us so far. Should be an interesting show down.

    Wonder who will blink first??
     
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    Did you read the article you linked too? It mentions nothing about Iran. Are you suggesting that Obama should go back on U.S word to Taiwan? Really?
     
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    I'm sorry, I thought everbody knew that.

    Here:

    On Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said China risks diplomatic isolation and economic uncertainty if it doesn't join the push to further sanction Iran for its nuclear program. Her comments were some of her most pointed on Beijing's reluctance to support United Nations penalties to curb Iran's pursuit of nuclear technologies and weapons-delivery systems.

    U.S.-China Ties Cool Over Taiwan Arms Deal - WSJ.com

    In recent years, Iran, under the presidency of Mohammad Khatami and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, boosted its efforts to represent the culmination of its work and provide the nation with nuclear energy. The technology has also enabled it to expand medical research activities.

    China balks as Obama fails on Iran

    The United States and Israel, meanwhile, have not neglected any chances to demonize the country's program, with Tel Aviv going as far as orchestrating a campaign to portray the Tehran government as a regime hell bent on starting a nuclear war or, at the very least, a nuclear arms race in the volatile Middle East.

    Britain, France and Germany have chosen to follow the American leadership on the issue, just as they did in the run up to the 2003 invasion of oil-rich Iraq.

    However, China and Russia, the two countries which have close diplomatic ties as well as economic relations with Tehran, have on occasions stood against the will of the West.
     

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