The Black Box of Tehran

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Author(s) David Ignatius
Source The Washington Post
Date October 20, 2006
Quotes-start.png "Russia and China have promised to support some penalties for Iran, and my sense is that maintaining their support -- and international solidarity on Iran -- matters more than the details of sanctions. Failure to penalize Tehran would, among other things, undermine the Iranian pragmatists who favored negotiations. It would show that Tehran can defy the West and get away with it, which has been one of Ahmadinejad's implicit themes." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Economic sanctions should be imposed on Iran on the topic Iranian nuclear crisis.