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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What will Obama do when China says no?

Obama has announced that there will be "significant sanctions against Iran in weeks." However, Obama's tough talk will likely not convince the Chinese to go ahead and support sanctions.  China will likely veto any U.N. Security Council Resolution that institutes sanctions against Iran.

This will be Obama's first major diplomatic showdown since taking office. Will he confront the Chinese or will he maintain that America can not be arrogant and must listen to China's concerns vis a vis sanctions?