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Friday, December 15, 2006

Sharansky calls Baker Report an ‘appeasement’

Former Israeli deputy minister, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and author of The Case for Democracy, Natan Sharansky, called the suggestions of the Baker Report conciliatory efforts in a conference call with reporters this week, according to a article by prominent author, Joel Rosenberg. Sharansky believes that the Baker report is a fallacious account of the current environment in the Middle East. He is critical of the prospective relationship with Iran and Syria called for by the report, saying that the US shouldn’t be interested in appeasing dictators in these nations or expect their assistance in stabilizing Iraq.

Rosenberg also noted that Arab states are calling for economic sanctions against Israel after it was revealed that they had acquired nuclear weapons. While apprehension over Iran’s nuclear weapons program ensues, Iranian government spokesperson, Mohammad Ali Hosseini, has called upon the US to take stronger measures in response to Israel’s attainment of nuclear weapons.

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