American Relations with Syria
Obama Says Iran Shouldn’t Misinterpret U.S. Response To Syria
In an interview last Friday, one of President Obama’s main objectives was to communicate how the situation in Syria should transfer over to the nuclear status in Iran. He wanted to ensure that Iran not interpret the United States’ diplomatic response as a gateway to start developing nuclear weapons. The President made it clear that military force will still be used against Iran if the U.S. sees their response to the Syrian use of chemical weapons as a threat to international security.
In the same interview, President Obama defended his “uneven” approach to the situation in Syria. The President waffled from the possibility of war, to the approval in Congress, to the threat of airstrikes, before finally settling on diplomacy. President Obama claimed that while his plan may have lacked style, it produced results, and in the end, that is all that matters. Just because the situation with Syria may have looked ugly over the past couple weeks, does not mean the problem cannot be fixed. The President is confident in his standings with Syria and Iran, and hopes that in the upcoming week he will be able to focus more on the economy at home than international relations.