Sunday, January 29, 2012
What the hell is going on between the United States and Israel on Iran? [UPDATED] | Daniel W. Drezner
What the hell is going on between the United States and Israel on Iran? [UPDATED] | Daniel W. Drezner```This has been an exceedingly weird week with respect to the escalating dispute between Iran and countries not thrilled with Iran's nuclear program. On the one hand, you have the United States going to great lengths to widen and deepen the sanctions regime against Iran and deter Iran from trying to close the Straits of Hormuz. On the other hand, you have U.S. officials contradicting themselves and backtracking from statements made to theWashington Post over the precise purpose of the sanctions. On the third hand, you have signals that Turkey is brokering another round of negotiations between Iran and the P5 + 1.