Archive for Thursday, July 17, 2008

US diplomat will join Iran nuclear talks

July 17, 2008


— President Bush's decision to send a senior U.S. envoy to Europe for the first face-to-face talks with Iran on its nuclear program represents a step away from military confrontation with Tehran, and a possible move toward diplomatic resolution of the crisis.

The White House confirmed Wednesday that Bush has authorized Undersecretary of State William Burns, the department's No. 3 official, to attend talks Saturday in Geneva between European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili.

It was a significant concession for an administration that has until now refused nuclear talks with Iran until it suspended its enrichment of uranium that could be used to build nuclear warheads.


chet_larock 9 years, 11 months ago

Definitely a step in the right direction!

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years, 11 months ago

Uh Oh!! BushCo is talking to the Iranians. Nothing but surrender monkeys!!

ndmoderate 9 years, 11 months ago

And we've been told for the last 8 years that talking with a State Sponsor of Terror (tm) is bad bad bad bad...Although to me this flip-flop is in the right direction, I wonder how crestfallen this will make all the Bush psychophants.

jonas 9 years, 11 months ago

Dirty flip-floppers. Or. . . practical.

monkeyspunk 9 years, 11 months ago

hehe, this is seeming to be a trend lately. Remember the speech El Dubya gave in Israel? After he leaves we find out that the Israelis have been having secret negotiations with Syria through Turkey? And now the incredible corpse/prisoner exchange with Hezbollah in Lebanon? Perhaps we have learned a lesson from our chained bulldog...I won't hold my breath though.

BigAl 9 years, 11 months ago

Where is the outrage from O'Reilly, Hannity, Limbaugh???

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