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Iran boosted by US holding off on Syria strike: experts
AFP News ^ | September 12, 2013

Posted on 09/12/2013 9:54:50 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Iran has been emboldened by Washington's decision to hold fire on launching military strikes against its key ally Syria, which has also boosted Tehran's position on its controversial nuclear drive, experts say.

Iran's conservative press trumpeted as a "humiliating blow" the decision by its arch-foe the United States to put on hold plans for a military intervention in Syria following a surprise Russian initiative aimed at defusing the stand-off.

"By taking the Russian initiative seriously, Washington will send a signal to Tehran that it's willing to take risks and make compromises for peace," Reza Marashi of the National Iranian American Council, a Washington-based advocacy organisation, told AFP.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arabspring; iran; israel; jordan; leadingfrombehind; lebanon; russia; syria; unitedkingdom; waronterror
Train wreck.
1 posted on 09/12/2013 9:54:50 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79354.html


2 posted on 09/12/2013 9:56:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We should have never gotten involved.....period.


3 posted on 09/12/2013 9:57:09 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Duh. Obama’s handlers smile with happiness.


4 posted on 09/12/2013 9:58:22 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obama foreign policy:

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5 posted on 09/12/2013 10:02:36 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: ZX12R

Well played!


6 posted on 09/12/2013 10:06:18 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

of course Iran is ‘boosted’. So is any other country that wants to screw with us, because they know in any confrontation, all Obie will do if flap his gums and wet his pants.


7 posted on 09/12/2013 10:42:21 AM PDT by wny
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Experts” eh?

If Iran is the real enemy, why don’t we simply bomb them instead of their proxy? Wouldn’t that send the clearest message of all?


8 posted on 09/12/2013 12:39:10 PM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Santayana are doomed to repeat him)
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