Simon Tisdall
guardian.co.uk

The furious row between the Obama administration and the leaders of Brazil and Turkey over how best to handle Iran’s nuclear ambitions, following this week’s controversial “uranium swap” deal in Tehran, reflects a more fundamental and widening disagreement over how the world should be run in the 21st century.

On Iran, as on other issues that it regards as critical to its security and national interest, Washington expects to have its own way – and is accustomed to getting it. If necessary, it stands ready to impose its will. This is what secretary of the state, Hillary Clinton, tried to do this week by whipping the UN security council into line.

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