A Way Out for Iran

[Washington Post] David Ignatius - Senior American officials say they are seeking to avoid military conflict with Iran. The administration wants Iran to make a strategic shift - by changing its nuclear policy so that it doesn't have the potential to make weapons, stopping its support for terrorism and working with the U.S. to stabilize Iraq. U.S. officials continue to believe that the regime is capable of such a shift, but they have concluded that Iran won't bargain unless it feels more pressure - from tougher economic sanctions and from credible threats of military power. The biggest danger, some U.S. officials believe, is that the Iranians don't take U.S. power seriously since the Bush administration is so bogged down in Iraq.

2007-10-08 01:00:00

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