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From an email sent by former U.S. National Security Advisor Gary Sick to members of Gulf2000, an Internet forum and database for Middle East scholars and experts at Columbia University, New York:

The op-ed piece by Iranian UN Ambassador Kamal Kharrazi in The Washington Post [on November 4, 1996] on "What We Want in Afghanistan" has attracted some attention, since it seemed to propose a coordination of U.S. and Iranian policies in the context of a U.N. initiative on Afghanistan. The U.S. reponse was dismissive.

I was contacted [on November 5] by the Persian Service of the BBC, seeking a reaction to the article. I made the following points:

In response to the questions from the BBC interviewer about a possible change in the U.S. dual containment policy after the elections, I commented that:

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