Friday, June 04, 2010
Colombia, Korea, U.S. and Israel
The Iran sanctions resolution is already postponed, and it looks like the Security Council will be taking up the sinking of the Cheonan. War isn't likely, but best to be prepared ...
My thoughts on where U.S.-Israel relations might be headed ...
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday she expects Iran will "pull some stunt in the next couple of days" as a UN vote on tough sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear program looms.
Asked what she expects in the runup to a UN Security Council vote on sanctions on Tehran over its controversial nuclear program, Clinton said "I expect Iran to pull some stunt in the next couple of days."
... Senior US officials have said they are forging ahead with a resolution without Brazil and Turkey, two non-permanent Security Council members that brokered a nuclear fuel swap deal with Iran aimed at forestalling sanctions.
But the accord drew a cool reaction from world powers led by the United States.
Asked if she were worried about rotating council members and emerging powers Brazil and Turkey not backing sanctions, Clinton said: "We'll wait and see what happens, but we have the votes."
Pressed as to whether she meant for passage of new Iran sanctions at the UN, Clinton said: "Yes."