Tuesday, March 13, 2007

A sure way to scuttle diplomacy

This new Op-Ed, by USA*Engage Director Jake Colvin and myself, appears in today's San Fransisco Chronicle, and editorializes on Congressman Tom Lantos' (D-San Mateo) new legislation (H.R. 1400) that would attempt to sanction foreign companies doing business in Iran, reinstitute a total ban on Iranian imports and influence pension fund investments involving companies that do business in Iran.

It concludes:
"Congress should create space for these diplomatic efforts to work, not entangle the United States in a diplomatic and legal nightmare involving the very countries whose cooperation is essential to ensure a successful diplomatic solution."

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