"An Iranian dhow seized off the Yemeni coast was carrying sophisticated Chinese antiaircraft missiles, a development that could signal an escalation of Iran’s support to its Middle Eastern proxies, alarming other countries in the region and renewing a diplomatic challenge to the United States.
Among the items aboard the dhow, according to a review of factory markings on weapons and their packing crates, were 10 Chinese heat-seeking antiaircraft missiles, most of them manufactured in 2005."
Yup, that Obama is one heck of a negotiator. As observed in his most recent New York Times op-ed (see: http://jgcaesarea.blogspot.co.il/2013/03/bill-keller-obamas-fault-yes-king-has.html), Bill Keller observed:
"That year-end  tax deal was not a negotiating triumph for the Democrats. Obama wanted $1.2 trillion in new revenues over 10 years. Boehner let it be known he would go as high as $800 billion. By the time the master deal-makers of the White House were done, the 'compromise' tax hike was $620 billion. I’d love to be the guy who sells the president his next car."
The problem is that the mullahs are far slicker than any car salesman I ever met.
Maybe Obama should flash them a stellar smile and blow them another Nowruz kiss, given that the Persian new year celebration is fast approaching. What a mess.