Tuesday, December 16, 2008

AP Interview: Rice says sanctions impacting Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the sting of international sanctions is forcing at least some Iranian leaders to second-guess the regime's rebuff of world demands that it roll back its disputed nuclear program.

"The Iranians are paying real costs for their behavior," Rice told The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview Monday on the Iraq war, piracy off Somalia's coast, Mideast peace prospects and more.

"It hasn't yet convinced them that they have to change their course, but there are plenty of voices being heard inside that government that are talking about the costs and about whether or not they've made a mistake in getting themselves so deeply isolated."

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