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Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:42PM GMT

Interview with Mr. Nader Moktari, columnist and political commentator, Tehran.

Convincing the world to impose sanctions on Iran particularly when it comes to oil and gas is proving difficult for America as more countries are opting out.


Press TV talks with Mr. Nader Moktari, columnist and political commentator in Tehran about the rejection of sanctions on Iran, led by the US, by a range of countries that has caused Washington to delay their implementation. What follows is an approximate transcript of the interview.

Press TV: We are hearing in the news of Japan joining a range of other countries that have said they are not going to go ahead with these sanctions, these include: India, China, Russia, Turkey and even European countries including Greece and Italy. Where is this US-led effort to sanction Iran headed to?

Nader Moktari: It's headed for a brick wall. I was here yesterday and I said the world would be foolish not to capitalize on this opportunity to give Washington a whooping without firing a single shot.

The US has just gone far enough. The US has come from a position of encouraging capitalism against socialism; has gone into a position where it is extremely bad for business no matter where it goes in the world. And if Washington follows along these lines the number of countries under some kind of sanctions by Washington will exceed the number of its friends very very soon. It just cannot go on.

The Japanese are a very polite society and their diplomatic language is really an enigma, but saying “in circumspect”, that's a key word in Japanese diplomacy that means weather foreboding for Washington - That's politely telling Washington that Japan is not willing of its own free will along with Washington's suggestion.

This creates a major crack in what the US is trying to do. Tokyo is a close ally of Washington, but what Tokyo has to take into account is that what Tokyo takes from Iran is sweet light crude, which costs half to refine as, for instance, Saudi Arabia's heavy crude, which is full of sulfur.

So those costs, albeit European countries or Japan, they have to pass on the doubling of costs to their customers at a time where globally the financial state of the world is not good. You always have to take into account that the world is in such predicament with so many leading countries bankrupt literally at the moment because they went along with Washington. So, any other suggestion from Washington on the Middle East would be viewed with a great great degree of apprehension. And this is what's happening.

Press TV: Of course, the state of the global economy has a lot to say in this hasn't it when it comes to these countries deciding not to accept or to accept these sanctions. If we consider the US supposedly unilaterally going ahead with these sanctions and implementing them, what will be the effect on the global economy?

Nader Moktari: If the US goes on with the sanctions it's going to be neither here nor there. Iran doesn't do any energy business with the US. Iran does not obtain its foreign exchange from the US and by and large a great degree of Iran's reserve is actually in Euros, it's not in dollars. So it's going to be another sort of non-event.

But I believe that where President Obama is concerned is that this non-event is going to be perhaps one of the biggest blunders he was forced to make by his foreign policy team. And this really is a foreign policy blunder.

The US does not seem to be able to come to terms with the fact that things have changed in the world and that Iran is being regarded as one of the leading nations in the region and worldwide altogether.

Press TV: If this latest round of sanctions doesn't go ahead as the US has planned as it indeed looks like right now, what do you think will be the US next move?

Nader Moktari: If you look at the cost sheet of the US - its accounts - President Obama only this morning, or last night their time, asked for another 1.2 trillion dollars worth of debt. This would take the US to 16.4 trillion dollars - and this is short term debt. The US has something in the region of one hundred trillion dollars worth of debt long term on what it owes.

The US has tied its own hands and will have to change its foreign policy because it simply cannot afford -neither can its allies - another conflict. So it's back to the drawing board for Washington, but it is a dose of reality that Washington requires for the future of the planet in the 21st century.

Washington has to change its ways for the world to get on. Resources are short, the population is seven billion and the US cannot go on taking 25 percent of world



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And on the other side US is busy on Arclight Program "a very long range weapon incorporating a hypersonic glider".
Is this not open Contradiction???, One one side USA is preparing Mass destruction weapons,also helping silently in Israeli nuclear weapons
and on other side and Asks World for sanction in the name of Mass destruction.

Sir, thing is that Country who Possess Mass destruction weapons on fleet, Everybody respect them and deserves to make decision around the world.

"So Biased world"
 

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Yes very true the US has been pushing the other countries to put its plans in to action but they have done it too Manny times using the blanket of world peace,this are testing times and every country have to look at what benifits them best, I don't think it would happen the US's way as of now, although I think things would change if Iran goes ahead with its nuke test.
 

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Yes very true the US has been pushing the other countries to put its plans in to action but they have done it too Manny times using the blanket of world peace,this are testing times and every country have to look at what benifits them best, I don't think it would happen the US's way as of now, although I think things would change if Iran goes ahead with its nuke test.
Brother its not USA - its the zionists and Israel pushing the other countries. I think the world in particular the likes of China and Russia are monitoring the movements very carefully. The consequences of an attack on Iran would be most severe on all.
 

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If Iran tests a nuke they will be sanctioned by everyone.
I guess U are wrong here...If Iran has ICBM tipped with Nukes reaching Europe or US, nobody gonna dare to say anything against Iran,whatsoever and forget about the sanctions stuff for good....Hey! When U have the might then U are alwayz right.... ...:smokin:
 

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The ones who wish bad on others always fine them selves all by them selves lolz good luck US you gona need it :tdown::lol:
 

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I guess U are wrong here...If Iran has ICBM tipped with Nukes reaching Europe or US, nobody gonna dare to say anything against Iran,whatsoever and forget about the sanctions stuff for good....Hey! When U have the might then U are alwayz right.... ...:smokin:
But that is not the case , dint India and Pakistan get sanctioned, with Iran it will face the same amount or worse compared to N Korea.
 

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Brother its not USA - its the zionists and Israel pushing the other countries. I think the world in particular the likes of China and Russia are monitoring the movements very carefully. The consequences of an attack on Iran would be most severe on all.
Bro Allthough personally I would have not used the word zionist, sadly will have to agree with you.
 

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When sanctions are imposed, Pakistan must work out how to bust these sanctions by covert trade with Iran.

Lucrative for both Pakistani and Iranian companies.
 

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Aryan, when will you focus on Pakistan?
Brother you are not familiar with the "butterfly concept"??

Butterfly effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The pertinent question asked was: Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?

When I think of US sanctions on Iran in my heart I am thinking of the massive consequences and effects on Pakistan believe you me.
 

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