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Will Germany Continue to Prop up Iran's Financial Terror Entities?

Angela Merkel has a choice.

5:42 PM, Jul 21, 2010 • By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
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Chancellor Merkel has an amazing chance to join the ranks of its fellow EU countries and the United States in turning the economic screws on Iran, and show the international community that Iran's renegade behavior will not be accepted. Will Germany, once again, employ smoke and mirror tactics to placate the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and Israel? Or will Germany seize the opportunity to make a clean break with from the Islamist regime that mocks Germany  and its partners as “idiots,” as the defiant Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad  said on Monday?

Benjamin Weinthal is a journalist based in Berlin and a fellow at the Iran Energy Project at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.  

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