Omid Memarian

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Are Iran and the U.S. ready to bite the bullet?

Here is my piece in San Francisco Chronicle about the U.S.-Iran relations which was published yesterday:

"...The NIE has provided common ground for both sides to address their concerns, rather than serving as a vehicle for a regime-change policy from the United States or an opening for hostile, anti-West rhetoric from Iran. Despite mutual concerns to save face, the first step in effective diplomacy is direct talks toward amiable diplomacy. Iran and the United States have never needed each other as much as now..." (Read the rest of the story here)


At 2:25 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good article Omid. Have you seen this:;_ylt=Auk1FHraP7OpNmvFjQZextSs0NUE?
It's amazing what Khamenei has said. It fits to what you have argued in your opinion piece...P.B

At 2:29 AM , Anonymous Alp2007 said...

I think you are very optimistic. however if such a thing happens Iranians will have a better life.
The United States should also consider what is happening in Pakistan. As Sen. Biden always emphasizes, Pakistan is the most dangerous country in the Middle East, although we are not aware of that.

At 10:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ٌWhat's your idea about Iran's supreme leader recent remarks about relationship with the US? Are the Mullahs that smart to give up all their ideological prestige and come to the negotiation table?


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