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01-17-2012, 03:03 PM
The myth of an isolated Iran

D.C.'s aggressive sanctions are really about protecting the dollar and undermining China

BY PEPE ESCOBAR
Reuters/Guang Niu

Let’s start with red lines. Here it is, Washington’s ultimate red line, straight from the lion’s mouth. Only last week Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said of the Iranians, “Are they trying to develop a nuclear weapon? No. But we know that they’re trying to develop a nuclear capability. And that’s what concerns us. And our red line to Iran is do not develop a nuclear weapon. That’s a red line for us.”

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