The visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Brazil Wednesday was billed as an effort to forge
ties with a country that is increasingly emerging as a recognized global
But the rhetoric of partnership came easier than the reality.
Brazil rebuffed Ms. Clinton’s efforts to win support for more sanctions on Iran’s
Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim told
reporters Wednesday that Brazil wanted two or three months’ more
negotiation with Iran.
“We still have some possibility of coming to
an agreement … but that may require a lot of flexibility on both
sides,” he said, with Clinton present. “We will not simply bow down to
the evolving consensus if we do not agree.”
The US has watched the
budding relationship between Brazil and Iran with concern, developing
as the US seeks further United Nations sanctions against Iran’s nuclear
program. Brazil continues to support Iran’s policies, arguing that a
diplomatic approach is more effective than sanctions…. >>>