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US Congress members write to Kerry calling for sanctions on Argentina for ties with Iran

Monday, July 15th 2013 - 15:33 UTC
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Members of the United States Congress have sent letters to Secretary of State John Kerry and US Attorney-General Eric Holder calling for the sanctioning of Argentina for its ties with Iran. Read full article


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  • Captain Poppy

    I recall your words Yankee. However, Kerry was my Senator and as useful as tits on a bull. However....the chants against Argentina are starting. But tobi does not mind losing 28 billion a year in exports to the USA.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 04:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Obama won’t listen,,

    He likes her,
    The only time he feels like an action man-
    Is when he is standing next to a Barbie

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • screenname

    Argentina aiding and abetting the rewriting of history?

    How very dare the US suggest such a thing!

    I demand a 100% Argentinean nuclear missile system to defend the glorious honour of the fatherland.

    The UNSC is going to be a barrel of laughs if the US thinks CFK is now Iran's bitch.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    ouch , ouch,, more more

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Obama is politically on thin ice in the USA with the public, republicans and the world. He needs to be very careful in his actions over the next few months. It's going to take a near miracle for him to turn around and considering supporting Argentina in the SCOTUS action, assuming SCOTUS takes it will be the final straw.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Truth PaTroll


    We won't. Embargoes don't work in this day and age. And the USA is not the economic power it used to be. In the 50s and 60s, when you were 55% of world consumption perhaps a US sanction was fatal, but today that you are only 18% of world consumption and dropping each year, you can't do anything without the support of AT LEAST Europe-UK, but better yet Russia, China, Mercosur, and Asean/Japan, as well as OPEC.

    Notice how you had sanctions on Iran for many years but only when they were really tightened (and the Europeans and Japanese joined in by banning oil imports), did the Iranians really start feeling anything.

    Look at Cuba. 50 years of sanctions and no change in policy, since first the USSR and then Europe and today China invested there.

    The chances of such a tight worldwide set of sanctions against Argentina, a democracy that grants full rights to women, minorities, children, gays/lesbians, handicapps, indians, etc... and that has no nukes or controversial weapons programs, and are essentially 0.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 07:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toxictaxitrader2

    You want the executive branch to help out with the appeal and you do what?
    Too deep for me to figure?

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 07:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Oh yes, like Obama will begin sanctions against Argentina at the moment, when the whole of S A is openly bating the US about being spied on. What we can expect from him is an extended period of cringe worthy ass kissing to smooth things over with them.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Tobi the tit sucking troll get out of mendoza and see the real world. to cuba, venezuela or north korea and take a look at tomorrow's argentina.
    Of course the USA is not what is once was in pure trade power, the world developed (save for argentina). However the USA is a 2.8 trillion dollar export market for most countries in the world. That figure alone is more than the sum of a hell of a lot of countries combined GDP. You are foolishly immature to think that countries in the world scoff at the USA market. When you combine the USA market with the EU.....your are talking 1/3 of the world should I say.

    As for sanctions.....cuba survived ONLY from the USSR, then they collapsed and venezuela supported them.....again never has cuba supported themselves. Sanctions on cuba will be gone in two years and markets systems will flourish like Chian. Yes and we see how well you ally iran is doing. You need a wheel barrel of rials to go to buy eggs.

    Wake up, grow up and get of momma always get drunk off her lactations.

    13 or 14?

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 08:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troneas

    sometimes the jewish community make a great disservice to the united states. heck they are the reason the united states has had *allies* and *enemies* for the last century.

    whilst other countries pursue interests and common ground with nations around the globe the united states congress spends its time worrying about argentina's commercial links with iran.

    perhaps if most of our agricultural products werent bound to restrictive access to the US market then we wouldnt have to go selling to iran in the first place.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @6 Just as a matter of interest, how do you think Italy, where you thieved its citizens' money, Spain, where you stole a company, and the UK, where you invaded its territory, held its citizens hostage and started a war, are going to feel? Perhaps you'll understand more when you get to 15 or 16 years of age!
    @10 You have a lot of growing up to do. Who can tell what motivates the US Congress? But, day after day, argieland shows itself to be “rogue”. There will be Congressmen who remember, and didn't like, the invasion of the Falkland Islands, there will be others who don't like the seizure of YPF, there will even be others who don't like the deceit of the argie debt “restructuring”. There will be others that dislike the posturing of CFK and Tinboy. Then, the Americans demand quality. What does argieland do? It contaminates its crops with chemicals, it contaminates its livestock with drugs, it probably has difficulty inserting tongue A into slot B. Iran is currently being sanctioned and argieland weasels its way around. It might be complying with the “letter” but not the “spirit”. Get rid of viveza criolla
    Try things like honesty and integrity. How long will it take you to look those words up and comprehend what they mean?

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 09:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy have a 474 billion dollar GDP and sold 28 billion to the USA alone.....that's almost 6% of your entire GDP to the USA alone. How much do you need to export to the USA that we keep hearing you do not need?

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 10:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    10 Troneas
    “perhaps if most of our agricultural products werent bound to restrictive access to the US market then we wouldnt have to go selling to iran in the first place.”

    The Dark Country: ALWAYS THE VICTIM!

    FFS grow a pair, shoot TMBOA and her crooked government and find somebody, ANYBODY, who understands the International Law and is prepared to stick to it.

    Oh, oh, just seen the flaw in that: YOU DON'T HAVE ANYBODY, DO YOU?

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 10:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troneas

    @13. how is trading with iran not compatible with international law? please enlighten me here because i have studied international law and i fail to see how what argentina is doing here is illigal.

    or are you bringing up the “self- determination” issue? if you feel that “understanding” international law means giving up sovereignty over the south atlantic islands (inhabited or not - as is the case with S. Georgia and S. Sandwich), im afraid every single future president of argentina will not pass your criteria.

    Jul 15th, 2013 - 11:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Baxter

    14 I think you will find that the problem with Iran is not trade or recognition . The problem put simply , so that you can understand , is that Iran wants to produce a nuclear devise to destroy the State of Israel . Which happens to be a democratic country and member of the world community . They have the right to practice their faith as we , or any other country , has . We have fought some horrible wars for that right .

    Jul 16th, 2013 - 01:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    We really know Argentina's position regarding jews and Israel. Can you imagine how it would look in the eyes of Iran if kirchner attended the memorial service? Argentina might not get any rials.

    Jul 16th, 2013 - 01:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Baxter

    16 .Nice one ! Could it be that , once Iran has a nuclear weapon , Argentina , Brazil, Uruguay and Bolivia will buy one. Paraguay will be full of US bases ! !

    Jul 16th, 2013 - 01:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troneas

    @15. iran wants a nuclear device so that the united states, which has military presence all around them (iraq, kuwait, saudi arabia, israel, turkey) doesnt bombard them to the dark ages just like they did with iraq. its the same reason why isreal has nuclear weapons - because they are surrounded by pissed off arabs of your constant land grabbing by expanding settlements into palestinian land... that and treating them like second class citizens on their land.

    well the united states wants the oil flowing and hence stability in the middle east; and have shown they wont hesitate to use military force to get what they want.

    so enough with your hypocrisy already.

    Jul 16th, 2013 - 02:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Baxter

    18 I suggest you go to sleep . The mental strain is too much for you .

    Jul 16th, 2013 - 02:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Did they forget so soon?

    “Iran-contra affair, in U.S. history, secret arrangement in the 1980s to provide funds to the Nicaraguan contra rebels from profits gained by selling arms to Iran”

    Read more: Iran-contra affair |

    Jul 16th, 2013 - 03:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Wow 30 years ago Marcos.

    Right about the time Argentina was invading another country.

    Seems some countries disown their past while others aren't allowed.

    Double standards much Marcos?

    Jul 16th, 2013 - 04:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    La la la panis et circenses for the masses...
    The poor guys is overwhelmed by scandals good opportunity to divert attention I guess...

    I wait to see the full week of MP article about the war of terror with Argentina and new sized companies and planes from Amexica.
    ha ha

    Jul 16th, 2013 - 08:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Poor Argentina!

    Panem et circenses indeed.

    Unfortunately. Argentina has no flour to make bread and no games because everyone is on strike.

    Jul 16th, 2013 - 11:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornishair

    ”The Iranian government considers Israel a “Zionist entity” (as well as the United States) and ignores its existence. Not only that: it believes it must “disappear from the face of the Earth” as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said.”

    did a Zionist write this?, talk about propaganda.

    umm.. its like the no-ones hear of mutually assured destruction (MAD)?

    Jul 16th, 2013 - 12:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    In the case of iran, I would define it as unilaterally guaranteed annihilation

    Jul 16th, 2013 - 06:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Didn't someone say this was going to happen over the last few months? I seem to remember seeing it.

    I guess none of the rgtrolls will mention anything.

    This is going to get much much worse for CFk

    Jul 16th, 2013 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ayayay

    1/3 of the Arg GDP is just their own gov now, Poppy. Not a totally real GDP.

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 05:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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