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Apparently Hillary Clinton has brokered an agreement for yet more sanctions on Iran:

The Obama administration announced Tuesday morning that it has struck a deal with other major powers, including Russia and China, to impose new sanctions on Iran, a sharp repudiation of the deal Tehran offered just a day before to ship its nuclear fuel out of the country. “We have reached agreement on a strong draft with the cooperation of both Russia and China,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a Senate committee. “We plan to circulate that draft resolution to the entire Security Council today.”

There isn’t much to say about this until we see the text, but I have to say that I have my doubts that China would have agreed to any proposal that’s genuinely stringent. If it is, and they do, that will represent something of a sea change in their external relations. Should be an interesting afternoon.

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