Find a Security Clearance Job!

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

DATE=3/17/2000
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
TITLE=U-S / IRAN SANCTIONS (S)
NUMBER=2-260282
BYLINE=NICK SIMEONE
DATELINE=WASHINGTON
CONTENT=
VOICED AT:
INTRO:  The United States is easing certain sanctions 
against Iran in the biggest step Washington has taken 
yet toward ending two decades of hostility between 
both countries.  Correspondent Nick Simeone reports 
Americans will now be allowed to buy a range of 
Iranian goods from carpets to caviar.
TEXT:  Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told a 
meeting of Iranian-Americans that Washington senses 
the winds of democracy in Iran and is responding by 
lifting some sanctions that have been in place for 
more than a decade.
She said it is now time to consider bringing down the 
walls of mistrust, as she put it, that have built up 
since the fall of the Shah more than 20 years ago.
            /// ALBRIGHT ACT ///
      The United States is willing either to proceed 
      patiently on a step-by-step basis or to move 
      very rapidly if Iran indicates a desire and 
      commitment to do so.
            /// END ACT ///
It is a move that analysts such as Former Carter 
Administration official Gary Sick expect will lead to 
normal ties between the two nations.
            /// SICK ACT ///
      I think it is going to result in the restoration 
      of diplomatic relations.
            /// END ACT ///
Still, a ban on U-S investment in Iran's oil industry 
remains and the Clinton Administration is  not  
expected to lift any more sanctions until Iran drops 
its alleged support for terrorism and its pursuit of 
nuclear weapons. (SIGNED)
NEB/NJS/JP
17-Mar-2000 11:01 AM EDT (17-Mar-2000 1601 UTC)
NNNN
Source: Voice of America
.





NEWSLETTER
Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list