Realism and Iran

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Author(s) The Wall Street Journal editorial board
Source The Wall Street Journal
Date December 5, 2006
Quotes-start.png "Presidents Carter and Reagan earlier tried engagement with the Ayatollah Khomeini, each time with disastrous consequences: the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in 1979; the Iran-Contra scandal of 1986. One problem is that however sincere Iranian moderates may be in seeking an accommodation with the West, Iranian hardliners have proved equally intent on torpedoing any deals. The hardliners have consistently held the upper hand." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position United States should negotiate with Iran on the topic Post-invasion Iraq.