[Marxism] Iran shoots itself in the foot

Eli Stephens elishastephens at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 18 07:46:21 MST 2013

"Morsi also offered the Iranians the following deal: Egypt would develop a
warm economic and political relationship with Iran to the extent of
championing Iran¹s nuclear energy program and opposing sanctions in the
international fora. In return, Iran would pull back from its support of the
Assad regime."
"Morsi was actually offering something substantial to the Iranians."

The idea that Egypt holds any sway whatsoever with the U.S. and its European
allies vis-a-vis sanctions, and that as a a result Morsi's offer was
"substantial," is laughable. Indeed, the very next sentence of the article
goes on to say:

"It¹s difficult to see how negotiations involving the Americans could
produce better results so long as the US, bound up as it is with Israel¹s
self-perceived interests in the region, insists on sanctioning Iran¹s
nuclear program."

Eli Stephens
 Left I on the News

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