Photo Credit:
Last February, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi (r.) held a joint press conference with his ALBA-member nation Nicaragua's FM Samuel Santos López in Tehran.

“We’ll see how it all shakes out. Applied rapidly and with determination, 4-5 years ago, the SWIFT exclusion might well have had the desired effect. The agonizing, drawn-out, incremental nature of the sanctions, however, is basically just amplifying the world’s reasons for realignment (e.g., the clamor for resources, the growing economic strength of the former ‘Third World,’ the buzz over the BRICs—Brazil, Russia, India, China—international Islamism, the Arab ‘Spring’), and affording the time for one shift after another to occur.”

Advertisement

3 COMMENTS

Comments are closed.

Loading Facebook Comments ...