Skip to comments.U.S. and Iran Both Conflict and Converge
Posted on 09/14/2015 2:37:34 AM PDT by Libloather
But though the United States and Iran each face domestic pressures against closer relations, some analysts see a more collaborative relationship as an inevitable if uneasy consequence of the negotiations leading up to the nuclear deal despite the insistence of leaders on either side that the American-brokered agreement would be limited to Irans nuclear program.
Both the Iranian and American governments are going to approach expanded dialogue very gingerly, said James Dobbins, a senior follow at the RAND Corporation. But there will still be a gradual increase in at least communication between the two governments on areas beyond the nuclear issue, said Mr. Dobbins, a former senior State Department official who worked directly with Iranian diplomats to establish a new government in Kabul after the United States invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
That means the United States will face an awkward balancing act if, as expected, Iran continues its aggressive stance toward American allies in the region. Will the United States scrap the nuclear deal if Iran sends weapons to Hamas or Hezbollah? said Michael Stephens, an analyst with the Royal United Services Institute. Absolutely not.
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Might as well give them a Peace Prize.
Obama’s luv affair with Iran is like the rich, handsome (but misguided) Western guy (US) trying to court the ugly, Muslim girl in a burka (Iran).
She keeps rebuffing him and her father threaten him with violence. But the dufus just keeps coming back again and again, always bearing candy and flowers. His parents shake their head in disgust and disbelief. His beautiful ex-girlfriend (Israel), who still loves him, is likewise aghast.
“Both sides want to prevent the return of the Taliban and to block Al Qaeda from re-establishing safe havens.”
BALONEY. Iran itself has provided safe haven for alQaeda.
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