Ahmadinejad isn't the issue

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Author(s) Ray Takeyh
Source The Boston Globe
Date September 2, 2007
URL http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/09/02/ahmadinejad_isnt_the_issue/
Quotes-start.png "Since 1989, the year the war with Iraq ended and revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini died, pragmatic considerations have gradually displaced ideology as the basis of Iran's international orientation. The reality remains that Iran's quest for nuclear arms and assertion of influence over Iraq makes strategic sense, especially in light of Iran's historic goal of regional preeminence." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position United States should negotiate with Iran on the topic Iranian nuclear crisis.