"The superior man is catholic and no partizan. The mean man is a partizan and not catholic." (君子周而不比、小人比而不周。) ─ Confucius, The Analects, 2.XIV, translation by James Legge.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
South Korea and Mr. Obama's Anti-Iran Sanctions
South Korea's main leftist organ reports that "damages to South Korean companies as a result of the U.S.-led sanctions are already becoming a reality, and if South Korea makes its own 'independent plan for sanctions,' as the U.S. is requesting, the aftereffects on the national economy could be considerable" — Iran sanctions pose economic risk to S.Korea.
A South Korean conservative daily reports that "Korea will shoot itself in the foot if it follows the U.S. in applying stricter sanctions on Iran, the ambassador of the Middle East country to Seoul warned yesterday" — Iran envoy tells Korea to avoid new sanctions.