Obama Renews Carter's Iranian Sanctions

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    The United States, which Tehran dubs the "Great Satan," severed diplomatic relations with Iran after the 1979 takeover of the US embassy in Tehran, and the two have been in a tense stand-off ever since.
    "Four years ago, Obama was elected on a platform for change and said he was extending his hand for cooperation with Iran, but he acted otherwise and unprecedented sanctions were imposed," [judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq] Larijani said.



    Obama renews 33-year-old state of emergency with Iran as Senate mulls crippling sanctions - The Hill's Global Affairs

    Julian Pecquet -11/09/12

    President Obama on Friday renewed America's 33-year-old state of emergency with regard to Iran as lawmakers of both parties prepared a push for crippling sanctions aimed at halting the country's alleged nuclear weapons program.

    The state of emergency against the country was first declared by President Jimmy Carter in 1979 following the Islamic revolution. It allows the president broad powers to impose sanctions and take other measures in case of an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy” of the United States.

    “Our relations with Iran have not yet returned to normal, and the process of implementing the agreements with Iran, dated Jan. 19, 1981, is still under way,” Obama informed the House and Senate on Friday. “For these reasons, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared on Nov. 14, 1979, with respect to Iran, beyond Nov. 14, 2012.”

    The announcement comes as the administration has doubled down on its tough stance against Iran following President Obama's reelection. On Thursday, the Treasury Department announced sanctions against several Iranian officials and organizations for jamming satellite broadcasts and blocking access to the Internet.

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    Iran finds ways of skirting sanctions...
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    U.S. outlines Iran's sanction evading tricks
    January 10th, 2013 - The U.S. Treasury alerted global financial firms on Thursday to watch out for any attempts by Iran to evade economic sanctions as they get tougher.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJrC5DQt6gA]Americans talk to average Iranian males in Iran - YouTube[/ame]​
     
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    ROTFLMAO....

    Oblamer is following in Carter's footsteps and can't help himself. If the Carter sanctions and decisions didn't work then, why should they work now? Repeating the same mistakes time after time will not change the results.
    This Manchurian candidate's handlers in a group are wanting is good logic.
     
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    Define "work now" and "results".

    Would you appease the Sunni's or----- or just what strategy would you use to keep Iran from producing nukes?



    Classified documents released this week by Wikileaks revealed Arab allies have encouraged the United States to use force against Iran and its nuclear program, which does not surprise Mr. Carter.


    "They have been very concerned, mostly Sunni nations, about Iran becoming more and more powerful."

    "They have also made it clear to me that the U.S. invasion of Iraq, which I thought was an unnecessary action, has been the main thing that escalated the increased influence of Iran," Mr. Carter said.
     
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    oh boy..Did he send them a stern letter also
     
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    -he might have sent them a stern letter:dunno:
    -he might have given them 'the look':dunno:
    -he might have...:dunno:
    but whatever he's doing, the empirical evidence is-----it's kept Iran from getting nukes on his
    watch-----right?


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    Would you appease the Sunni's or-----or just what strategy would you use to keep Iran from producing nukes?
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    Rick Steves did a show, that's aired on PBS, in which he interviews Iranian people in Iran. They are very fond of Americans.

     
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    Excerpted from the TIME.com article:
    Three Takeaways From the Obama-Rouhani Phone Call | TIME.com

    By Michael Crowley
    Sept. 27, 2013

    2. Rouhani did the smart—and maybe cynical—thing. Rouhani’s goal is an end to the U.N.-imposed economic sanctions slowly strangling Iran’s economy. One way he can achieve that is by halting or limiting his country’s nuclear program. Even if he’s just playing games and is not actually willing to do that, however, he might still divide the pro-sanctions coalition—say, by peeling off Russia or China—in hopes of getting the penalties eased without making big concessions. This is what the Israelis, among others, fear he’s up to. His prospects of achieving that depend on appearing open-minded, willing to talk, and the victim of unfair American pressure. By declining to meet with Obama, Rouhani had fanned the suspicions that his outreach is little more than a PR campaign with no substance behind it. Today’s phone call makes it look more serious, making it either a triumph of diplomacy—or a cleverly cynical ruse.
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