One day after Iran and Turkey announced an agreement in the hopes of thwarting any international economic sanctions against Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a 10-page resolution with new sanctions had just been agreed to by the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (the U.S., Russia, U.K., France, and China), plus Germany. That’s the good news: the world’s major powers didn’t completely cave into the Iranian regime’s latest round of deception and trickery.
by Bill Wilson
The State Department’s Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Posner met in China last week with Chinese officials about human rights. According to Jon Huntsman, the US Ambassador to China, the White House wants to push Beijing for human rights changes, but it also needs Chinese support on difficult global issues. So the man who occupies the Oval Office sent Posner to apologize to the Chinese for America’s violation of human rights visa vi the Arizona border protection law in order to get the Chinese on board with the White House foreign policy agenda. This apology was revealed by Posner in a State Department briefing on the human rights dialogue with China on May 14.