Taking threats off the table before sitting with Iran

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Author(s) Ray Takeyh
Source The Boston Globe
Date May 3, 2007
URL http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/05/03/taking_threats_off_the_table_before_sitting_with_iran/
Quotes-start.png "The American belligerence and its threats to use force only strengthens the argument of those who suggest that the best way of deterring America is through the possession of the bomb. It is hard for advocates of diplomacy to get far when Washington deploys a large armada off Iran's coast and asserts the right to preemptive use of force. In one of the many paradoxes of Iran, the cause of nuclear defiance is enhanced by Washington's rhetorical excess and aversion to meaningful dialogue with Tehran." Quotes-end.png

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