September 7, 2011 | Quote

Exclusive: China Curbs Iran Energy Work

Many U.S. lawmakers believe Beijing has not done enough to curtail ties with Iran. New legislation could increase pressure on the Obama administration to punish Chinese energy firms, said Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington D.C.-based institute that favors stronger sanctions against Iran.

Moving into an election year, he said, “the administration will not want to be seen to be weak on this issue.”


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