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Iran Sanctions Bill Could Undermine Diplomacy
Analysis by Carah Ong

With pressure on both houses of Congress to pass legislation imposing more sanctions against Iran, and without key opposition from the oil lobby, the Iran Sanctions Act of 2008 could be passed yet in the Senate. But the act could harm diplomacy not only with Tehran, but also with Moscow, thanks to provisions that are opposed by the Bush administration as well as several senators. Read full story.

FEATURED PROFILES

Caroline Glick
Author of a new book that contends that Israel is “shackled” by the United States, Europe, and the U.N. from attaining “victory” over its enemies, Glick is also an editor of the rightist Jerusalem Post and a fellow at the militarist Center for Security Policy.

Randy Scheunemann
A former Washington lobbyist for foreign governments and a leading member of several pro-war advocacy groups, Randy Scheunemann is also Sen. John McCain’s top campaign foreign policy advisor.

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