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Policy Shift: Undersecretary Burns to Join in Negotiations with Iran

Irancove @ July 16, 2008 # 6 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With just six months left in office, the Bush administration has done an about-face in joining talks with Tehran over its nuclear program, a move analysts say is driven partly by a desire to avoid war with Iran. For years, the Bush administration said it would join nuclear talks with Iran only […]

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McCain Appoints Iranian-American for Outreach

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Source: NIAC Washington DC – NIAC welcomes the State Department’s decision to have Undersecretary William Burns participate in nuclear negotiations with Iran this weekend in Geneva together with Washington’s European allies. While the State Department characterizes the meeting as a “one-time deal”, it signals a significant shift in U.S.’ long-standing policy and demonstrates a positive […]

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Bomb Iran to Encourage International Diplomacy?

Irancove @ July 16, 2008 # 6 Comments

In a new explanation for attacking Iran, Shmuel Rosner reports that some Israeli officials consider that an Israeli attack may not achieve its military objectives, but will ‘stir the pot’ enough to awaken the international community. According to this line of thinking, which has adherents among some high-ranking officials and former officials in the Israeli […]

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Saudis Offer to Buy Billions of Dollars in Russian Arms, if Russia Stops Supporting Iran

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Via Khaleej Times: MOSCOW – Saudi Arabia has offered to buy Russian arms worth 2.4 billion dollars (1.5 billion euros) if Moscow stops supporting Iran, a Russian newspaper reported Tuesday, citing diplomatic sources. “The kingdom’s government advised Moscow to cease its cooperation with Tehran, and in exchange it held out the prospect of profitable contracts […]

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