United States President George W. Bush seems to be getting serious about Iran. Why? Because he believes that Iran is truly a threat to the West, and he doesn't trust the next President to rid the world of this threat. Think about it, what if Hillary or Obama get elected? How do you think they would deal with Iran? I don't believe they would do anything useful, which means Iran would continue on the present track, obtain nuclear weapons, the missiles to deliver them, and probably follow through with their plans to do away with Islam's enemy -- Israel. Today there are new sanctions against Iran, including the Revolutionary Guard Corps and three large banks.
The Bush administration announced sweeping new sanctions against Iran Thursday — the harshest since the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in 1979 — charging anew that Tehran supports terrorism in the Middle East, exports missiles and is engaging in a nuclear build up.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, joined at a State Department news conference by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, said the moves against Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, an element of its defense ministry and three of its largest banks are designed to punish Tehran for weapons proliferation and alleged support of terrorist organizations in Iraq and the Middle East.
Is Cheney behind this push to take out Iran's nuclear sites with sanctions, or ...whatever?
The administration also plans to accuse the entire Revolutionary Guard Corps of proliferating weapons of mass destruction, the officials said. While the United States has long labeled Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism, the decision to single out the Guard reflects increased frustration in the administration with the slow pace of diplomatic negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program.
Both designations will put into play unilateral sanctions intended to impede the Revolutionary Guard and those who do business with it….. (New York Times)
Vice President Dick Cheney Sunday said the United States and its allies would not permit Iran to get nuclear weapons and warned of “serious consequences” if it continues to enrich uranium.”The Iranian regime needs to know that if it stays on its present course, the international community is prepared to impose serious consequences,” he said in a speech to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy..
The United States and its allies “will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon,” he said
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