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US-Iran Relations: Overcoming a Legacy of Mistrust

NEW YORK, February 20, 2013 — Iran's highest-ranking official in the United States, Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaee, and former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering discuss breaking the nuclear impasse and U.S.-Iran relations.

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faraway

faraway

Dear Persianpitbull: Why don't you post this video as a blog? It's very well done.

persianpitbull

persian pit bull

i have but some how the two videos have not made to the front page
any ideas?

faraway

faraway

Everyone must read this. His predictions are spot on.

http://iroon.com/irtn/blog/840/

"The next round of negotiations is unlikely to produce a breakthrough in this atmosphere of suspicion, mistrust, and festering wounds. Negotiators from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States—the so-called P5+1—are scheduled to discuss the nuclear issue with their Iranian counterparts in Kazakhstan on February 26. “Argo” probably has a better chance of winning an Oscar on February 24 than the negoti­ators have of breaking their long deadlock.

Iran and the United States need to leave their old resentments and suspicions behind to move forward. On the nuclear issue, both sides have painted themselves into rhetorical corners. Officials frame the conversation in terms of one side’s rights and the other’s obligations. There is little room for progress as long as the two sides confine their discussions to this difficult issue.

Neither side can afford to make concessions that the other could accept. The United States cannot backtrack on sanctions and Iran cannot suspend uranium enrichment. Simply put, the Iranians want what the Americans cannot give them.

First published in the The Iran Primer, United States Institute of Peace.""

faramarz

Faramarz


خامنه ای همین چند روز پیش مذاکره با آمریکا را رد کرد و گفت: "عده ای از روی ساده لوحی یا غرض، از پیشنهاد مذاکرهٔ آمریکا خوشحال می شوند، اما مذاکره مشکلی را حل نمی کند"

At this point, once the negotiations fail next Tuesday and the IAEA report comes out that the Regime is not cooperating on disclosing its nuclear activities, the nuclear file will be referred to UN Security Council for additional action

SoosanKhanoom

akaDarya With life as short as a half-taken breath, don't plant anything but love. - Rumi

Additional action for what ? a claim by BIBI that does not exist ?

faramarz

Faramarz

The way IAEA works is that as a signatory you have certain obligations. IR Regime has an open file regarding its non-civilian activities at Parchin that they have not been able to explain and as such they are in non-compliance.

Next month, the IAEA Board will have a vote to send the IR nuclear file to the UN Security Council as a way of saying, "IR is not meeting the requirements to close its file." At that point, the UNSC will have to take some actions, even a watered-down one to appease China and Russia.

So far, both Russia and China have supported all previous actions by the IAEA.

p.s. Your "obsession" Bibi is not involved with this one!

mahmoudghaffari

mahmoudghaffari

I don't trust Pickering on this matter. When i was at Boeing and he was a board member, on the advice of my cousin the late Ambassador Hume Horan, I approached his office to set a speech for Reza Pahlavi and he denied it on various grounds. I have followed his actions throughout the years and he is a supporter of the regime and will do anything, as we see here, to keep them in power. Perhaps why he was canned from Boeing.

Fred

Fred

Former ambassador Pikering is connected to NIAC Lobby, the regime’s lobby which according to Federal Court documents is into arranging meetings between U.S. officials and the Islamist Rapists.
Pikering also has a public relations firm which would benefit from normalization of business between U.S. and the Messianic Islamist Rapist republic.

MOOSIRvaPIAZ

MOOSIRvaPIAZ

to you neocon warmongers anyone who is against war and iranian suffering is connected to islamist rapist.