How to Isolate Iran

Iran's resumption of uranium enrichment last week could not have come at a better time for the Bush Administration. The U.S. sees Iran's defiance--which came as European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana landed in Tehran to offer incentives in exchange for the suspension of suspect nuclear activities--as new ammunition in its battle to persuade the European powers, Russia and China that only harsh sanctions can impede Iran's quest for the Bomb. If, as U.S. officials anticipate, Iran refuses to suspend enrichment and return to the negotiating table, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will demand sanctions from the U.N. Security Council....

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