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Panetta says Iran sanctions working & Israel isolated

Mr Panetta is convinced sanctions on Iran are working. I’m not convinced. The proof?  After 4 rounds of sanctions we get an ominous report from the IAEA showing Iran is still on course, unabated, to developing nuclear weapons.

As for his comment on Israel’s “isolation” – how many other countries in the region can be so regarded?  Panetta is expecting Israel to reach out to Egypt, even with the rise of Islamists who are known to be virulently antisemitic.  In Egypt the secularists are worried about the rise of Islamists, and secondly tourists are afraid to go to Egypt (tourism has taken a huge hit). What is worse: status of women! Egyptian women must be quite worried (worse than isolated!) about how they will be treated under Islamist sharia law.

Panetta says the same about Turkey, which has isolated itself from the US and the EU. So who is really becoming isolated?

In sum, Panetta is singing off key.

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