Subsequently it was revealed that U.S. negotiators were briefed to make deals with Iran for tactical advantage only and to avoid forging any strategic ties, even mutually beneficial ones. Two months later, Bush shocked Iran with his notorious Axis of Evil speech.
As the US and Nato forces contemplate a symbolic withdrawal from Afghanistan, they will leave behind effective perpetual pivots of threat against presumed policies/targets in Pakistan.
He was a turncoat having no parallel in at least Pakistan's history. There is a perception that during his stint as Ambassador to the US he did not care for the prime minister and president of Pakistan.
Not even the blood of the Pakistani soldiers slain by the Afghanistan-housed Swati thug Fazlullah's brigands in an ambush on a patrol in Upper Dir had dried that the Afghan stooges of US-led NATO occupiers were at their usual skullduggery.
Thailand risks losing export privileges from the United States, mainly on zip-lock plastic bags, silver jewellery, rubber gloves, and air-conditioner parts because of strong export growth.
Tehran has offered to deliver oil to Korea using its own ships if the government ignores pressure to join sanctions on the country and continues to import Iranian oil.