All that glitters is … oil

Source: Asia Times

By Pepe Escobar

In his State of the Union address, United States President Barack Obama said, “Let there be no doubt: America is determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and I will take no options off the table to achieve that goal.”

In the real world, this means Washington is willing to go to war – the economic war is already on – against a country that subscribes to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and is not seeking nuclear weapons, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency and the latest US National Intelligence Estimate.

Obama also said, “The [Tehran] regime is more isolated than ever before; its leaders are faced with crippling sanctions, and as long as they shirk their responsibilities, this pressure will not relent.”

Categories: Americas, Iran

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