October 14, 2011
Is Iran headed for the World Court?
Plotting to assassinate a diplomat on foreign soil is an international crime, says the White House, and could land the Iranian government in the World Court. Christian Science Monitor: President Obama, appearing at a press conference Thursday with visiting South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, said Iran's "dangerous and reckless behavior" is outside all norms of international conduct, and "there has to be accountability with respect to anybody in the Iranian government engaging in this kind of activity." Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and others in the State Department are taking evidence they say supports punishing Iran to those whom Secretary Clinton calls "our friends and partners in the international community." The US ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, has met with numerous delegation heads at the UN, and some diplomats have said on the condition of anonymity that the evidence Ambassador Rice presented is "convincing." The administration's goal is to build...(Read Full Post)