For years the U.S. and Europe were trying to change Iran's mind about nuclear weapon development - Europe taking a soft approach and U.S. a hard approach. Finally, U.S. has unilaterally increased sanctions against Iran, or rather, groups in Iran:
The move designated the Quds force of the Revolutionary Guard and four state-owned Iranian banks as supporters of terrorism, and the Guard itself as an illegal exporter of ballistic missiles. The decision thus raised the temperature in American’s ongoing confrontation with Iran over terrorism and nuclear weapons.
Europe is not going along. Putin has denounced it. And under secretary of state for political affairs Nicholas Burns tells us not to worry because this is diplomacy:
“We do not believe that conflict is inevitable,” said R. Nicholas Burns, the under secretary of state for political affairs. “This decision today supports the diplomacy and in no way, shape or form does it anticipate the use of force.”
If this is diplomacy, how come nobody is talking to Iran about it? What sort of carrots are we offering them? Now that U.S. is alone with its unilateralism how can we get Europe and anyone else to support our sanctions? Without support from other nations, what good are any sanctions?
It makes one wonder. What is the purpose of all this talk about diplomacy? It sounds eerily the same as the administration's talk about diplomacy before we invaded Iraq. We tried talk, we tried everything, but Iran would not budge. So, we must attack.
The purpose of all this "diplomacy" is to prepare Americans for the bombing of Iran. If you don't want this to happen, call or write your representative and senators and tell them you are against this warmongering diplomacy.