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Analysis: Oil Reports may Offer Obama an Out on Iran

Mark Dubowitz
31st January 2012 - Quoted by Timothy Gardner, Reuters

Nevertheless, the EIA report could act as a political shield if Obama decided to temper the sanctions. Mark Dubowitz, a advocate for tougher Iran sanctions and head of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said it will be "difficult for Congress and for others to hold the administration's feet to the fire" if Obama used the EIA report as a reason to ease up.

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