Skip to comments.White House Keeps Sanctions on Table After Iran Announces Nuclear Fuel Deal
Posted on 05/17/2010 9:06:44 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The White House said Monday that it would continue to pursue sanctions against Iran after the country went around the United States to strike a nuclear fuel swap deal similar to the Western-backed plan that fell apart last fall.
Iran is trying to avoid sanctions after it rejected a deal with the U.S., Russia, France and the International Atomic Energy Agency in October. The latest move puts the Obama administration in check in the ongoing nuclear chess match by giving nations reluctant to support sanctions a potential excuse to support Iran.
But White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs took a skeptical view of the announcement Monday and said that while the fuel swap could be a "positive sign," the administration is pressing ahead with sanctions.
"It does not change the steps that we are taking to hold Iran responsible for its obligation ... including sanctions," Gibbs said. "We are making steady progress on a sanctions resolution."
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Phhht! Give Iran enough time they will nuke that table.
Iran says “Sanctions on the table? OOOOOHHH! I’m SCARED!”
Sanctions and then? Obama will shake his fist menacingly at the Iranian envoy to the UN..
“If you don’t put those nukes down, we’re going to have to say that we’re going to have to say something! This time we mean it!”