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WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama, plotting his strategy on Iran, is getting this advice from a panel of American diplomats and other experts: Don't pile on economic and military threats; it doesn't help. ››read more
Not to talk to Iran is an unrealistic option. It has not proved to be a viable one in the past and will not be in the future. The change in the White House will provide an unprecedented opportunity for the next president to talk to Iran; otherwise, every day that goes by Iran will spin more centrifuges and enrich more uranium that could be converted to a nuclear bomb. Nor would more sanctions work, as they have not in the past.