Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Positive Signs in Iran

The U.S. will give Iran nuclear technology if Iran gives up on enriching uranium. Offering incentives with implied threats of consequences instead of bellicose rhetoric has a much better chance of success, and Iran had some positive reactions to the deal.

Compare this with all the chest pounding before Iraq and we can see the difference in an administration that is actually seeking to avoid war. Iran knows how the game is played, too.
In recent days, Iran's leadership has alternated between talking tough and signaling it is open to negotiations - perhaps an attempt to portray to the Iranian public that it is not backing down even as it considers reversing its refusal to suspend enrichment.
After reviewing the proposals, there will be more talks soon.

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