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Obama’s Yelp at Russia & China on Iran

By on 11.14.11 | 3:59PM

As President Obama insisted yesterday at the APEC Summit in Hawaii that sanctions against Iran have had "an enormous bite", I was amused by President Obama's statement about his efforts to persuade Russia and China concerning Iran:

All three of us entirely agree on the objective which is making sure that Iran does not weaponize nuclear power and we do not trigger a nuclear arms race in the region. That's in the interest of all of us. We will be consulting with them carefully over the next several weeks to look at what other options we have available to us.

In other words, Obama has nothing. If sanctions against Iran have left an enormous bite, I would say that this statement barely rises to the level of a bark. A yelp would be more like it.

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