Clinton: ‘Buying time’ for Iran is dangerous; U.S. debt weakens America

Referring to efforts by Brazil and Turkey to make a deal with Iran on containing its nuclear program, Secretary Clinton said, as reported by Reuters: We think buying time for Iran, enabling Iran to avoid international unity with respect to their nuclear program, makes the world more dangerous not less. Clinton made the comment during ...

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Referring to efforts by Brazil and Turkey to make a deal with Iran on containing its nuclear program, Secretary Clinton said, as reported by Reuters:

We think buying time for Iran, enabling Iran to avoid international unity with respect to their nuclear program, makes the world more dangerous not less.

Clinton made the comment during a speech today that unveiled the Obama administration's new National Security Strategy. In responding to a question asked after the speech, Clinton said U.S. debt and government deficits weaken the United States, as reported by Reuters:

Referring to efforts by Brazil and Turkey to make a deal with Iran on containing its nuclear program, Secretary Clinton said, as reported by Reuters:

We think buying time for Iran, enabling Iran to avoid international unity with respect to their nuclear program, makes the world more dangerous not less.

Clinton made the comment during a speech today that unveiled the Obama administration’s new National Security Strategy. In responding to a question asked after the speech, Clinton said U.S. debt and government deficits weaken the United States, as reported by Reuters:

We cannot sustain this level of deficit financing and debt without losing our influence, without being constrained about the tough decisions we have to make."

Hopefully when the full transcript is up, I’ll have more excerpts to post.

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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