Wednesday, May 19, 2010

US Sanctions Announcement Irks Brazil, Turkey

Turkish PM Questions Security Council Credibility

After declaring the Turko-Brazilian diplomatic push with Iran the “last chance” to settle the Western dispute with Iran without sanctions, the US did an end-around of the diplomatic process today, announcing that they had made a deal to sanction Iran
Neither Brazil nor Turkey, two key US allies and current non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, appear to be very pleased with the announcement, with Brazilian officials saying they won’t even participate in the discussion of the sanctions at this point.

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