Iran is becoming increasingly aggressive in response to sanctions by the U.S. and Europe – even speeding up development on its nuclear weapons program. The chance of a military conflict is increasing, according to intelligence analysts at LIGNET.com, and Israel appears ready to act.
President Barack Obama was likely trying to discourage Israel from taking action by signing an executive order yesterday freezing all Iranian government assets and all Iranian central bank assets held in the United States. The executive order was mandated by the sanctions legislation passed by Congress last year. But it was not expected that the president would act so soon.
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Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a sermon at a university in Tehran last week, lashing out at Israel and calling it “a cancer tumor on the region that should be cut off.” (AP Photo/Office of the Supreme Leader)
Scottish Independence Would Weaken UK
Debate over Scotland’s independence is heating up in Britain as Scottish voters seem all but certain to go to the polls in 2014 to vote on whether to cut ties to London. If Scotland were to become an independent country, there would be major economic and security consequences for Britain, as Scotland is home to the majority of the UK’s oil and all of its nuclear weapons.
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Talks With North Korea Likely to Fall Flat
The United States opened the door last week to the possibility of resuming long stalled diplomatic talks with North Korea over its nuclear program but the move is unlikely to gain any traction, according to intelligence experts at LIGNET.com. As long as Russia and China continue to pursue trade with North Korea instead of exerting real pressure, Pyongyang will have little incentive to meet Washington’s precondition of improved relations with rival South Korea.
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