A Slow Iran Squeeze

As Iran shows no signs of giving in to global calls to cease its nuclear-research activities, Western nations have been mapping out a careful, incremental plan to stop Tehran. The West's plan is informally known to diplomats as the frog strategy--with no disrespect to the French, who are among its key tacticians. The name refers to the old saw that if you want to boil a frog, you put the unsuspecting amphibian in a pot of cold water. "This time it will be an Iranian frog," says a European diplomat. "The strategy is to heat slowly but steadily and try to keep...

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