Kerry Floats Plan to Visit Tehran
Wall Street Journal / JAY SOLOMON
24-Dec-2009 (7 comments)

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Kerry has suggested becoming the first high-level U.S. emissary to make a public visit to Tehran since the 1979 Islamic revolution, a move White House officials say they won't oppose.

The offer comes as mass protests against Iran's regime are resurfacing and a U.S.-imposed deadline nears to broach international sanctions against Iran.

"This sounds like the kind of travel a chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee would -- and should -- undertake," said a White House official, adding it would be at Sen. Kerry's own behest.

It's unclear whether Iran would welcome the visit, and it would be controversial within both countries. The Iranian government has rebuffed other recent White House efforts to establish a direct dialogue.

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ramin parsa

Piaz,

by ramin parsa on

On behalf of Clinton, Jimmy Carter went to North Korea back in 1994. I see how those two resolved the nuclear issue. Today, the dictatorship of N. Korea has atomic weapons. I guess Obama wants to repeat that brilliant formula in Iran!


benross

Kerry's email. Tell him

by benross on


Kerry's email. Tell him what you think. Be respectful.

He seemingly deny it. I suspect -expectedly- IRI didn't give a positive response. It is important though that the escalation of tensions don't come from U.S.A so it was all good as far as I'm concerned.

But U.S shouldn't budge on nuclear proliferation issue at all. This is my main concern now.


vildemose

Kerry's email. Tell him

by vildemose on

Kerry's email. Tell him what you think. Be respectful.

 

http://kerry.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm


benross

It is important to have a

by benross on

It is important to have a deadline and some genuine effort to avoid the escalation of rhetoric over nuclear proliferation at the same time. In that sense this is a good initiative, whether it is accepted by IRI or not.


MOOSIRvaPIAZ

Pathetic Kerry!

by MOOSIRvaPIAZ on

Why dont you drop bombs on Iranians instead of traveling to Iran to resolve the nuclear crisis? We want to be invaded by your shiny ass military damn it!


ramin parsa

Pathetic Kerry!

by ramin parsa on

This pathetic loser seems not to appreciate that at this very moment the beleaguered people of Iran are giving their lives in the cause of democracy and freedom and this piece of garbage democrat is not only against the natural course of history, but choosing to side with the forces of evil, yet again.

Not that the IRI ever had any moral standing, but post-Neda, the IRI has lost all vestiges of legitimacy, and now, this stiff horse-face is trying to restore some of that lost legitimacy.  

Why don't democratic losers like Kerry and Carter just go away? The voters have rejected you, why don't you get it?

Pathetic!


Darius Kadivar

What a Loser ...

by Darius Kadivar on

Someone Tell him he lost the Presidential Election some years ago ...

He must feel Empathy with Ahmadinejad !

Someone should remind them that Two Ahmaghs can't make an intelligent decision !