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David Sanger on Iran, Syria, More

Monday, July 09, 2012

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times and WNYC contributor David Sanger talks about the latest on the diplomatic relationship with Iran, the effects of economic sanctions and their impact on the oil markets. Plus the latest from Syria, Libya, and more.

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David Sanger

Comments [8]

jgarbuz from Queens

To Taher

Jews invented the atomic bomb for America, and only Israel has the right to have them, because it is the only country whose right to exist is questions, and is always being constantly threatened with annihilation.

Jul. 09 2012 10:26 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

To Taher

I do NOT agree that the Obama policy is regime change in Teheran, and indeed Obama reached out the regime there and offered a hand of friendship provided they reciprocated. Iran did not reciprocate. All we want is that Iran never have the ability to produce nuclear weapons.

And there are still many embargos and boycotts by Arab countries on Israeli goods. If the US, EU, Japan and others choose NOT buy Iranian oil, that's their right. But nobody has the right to close an international waterway without it being considered an act of war. International waterways, including the Panama Canal, may not be closed off in peace time to anyone.

Jul. 09 2012 10:25 AM
Taher from Croton on Hudson


jgarbuz from Queens, yes we know your point view. Fascist, racist Israel should always have nuclear weapons threatening everyone in the Middle East.
The Middle East needs to be a nuclear free zone!!!

Jul. 09 2012 10:23 AM
Taher from Coroton on Hudson

What Mr. Sanger doesn’t say that an embargo is an act of war by other means. The real US policy toward Iran is “regime change.” And that will never happen since the population will rally around “the regime.” The result may not be what is wanted but rather a toppling of the House of Saud.

Jul. 09 2012 10:18 AM
oscar from ny

If syria is serious about their wellfare...they need to destroy or quarantine a temple in the desert build by a king from longg ago dedicated to baal...this would be good for them

Jul. 09 2012 10:17 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

I get the feeling Brian is on Iran's side, from the way he phrases questions. The US sanctioned Iran and finally persuaded the UN Security Council to sanction Iran over suspicions of Iran's nuclear program. So the sanctions are now UN sanctions.

But it will either be sanctions OR war because an Iranian nuclear weapon cannot be accepted under any conditions.

And why is this all turned into an Iran versus Israel question? Doesn't the violation of the NPT come into question? Will Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons on ICBMs able to hit Russia, China or even the US in a few years bother anybody? Is Israel the only country that has to worry about a nuclear armed Iran? What if it were a nuclear armed Cuba or Venezuela, would nobody else have to worry except forFlorida?

Jul. 09 2012 10:16 AM

Closing the strait would be an act of international aggression?...seems as if we have been pushing the buttons for a while now.

Jul. 09 2012 10:11 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

I don't like Sanger, though I don't know why.

Jul. 09 2012 10:08 AM

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