On nuclear negotiations, media and political pressure in U.S. and Iran

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  • Updated: October 25, 2013 - 6:25 PM

As efforts quicken, Presidents Obama and Rowhani face challenges.

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owatonnabillOct. 25, 13 8:23 PM

Neville Chamberlain. Munich. 1938. Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

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garcialaterOct. 25, 13 8:27 PM

There is a Christian Science Monitor article titled " Imminent Iran nuclear threat? A timeline of warnings since 1979" If you google it you will see that the right has been pushing this same agenda war with Iran for 30+ years. "For more than quarter of a century Western officials have claimed repeatedly that Iran is close to joining the nuclear club. Such a result is always declared "unacceptable" and a possible reason for military action, with "all options on the table.." "

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dave9398Oct. 26, 13 7:02 AM

garcialater - You should really read the linked story about sanctions in the article. from that article - "echoing a statement by six Democratic and four Republican senators insisting that Iran end all uranium enrichment activity." --- Your own party seems to be part of the problem in this case.

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monkeyplanetOct. 26, 13 7:37 AM

The United States brought about the repressive theocracy in Iran by overthrowing their democratically elected leader in 1953. We provided support for Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons attacks against Iran in the 1980s. You think these facts might be a reason the Iranians distrust us? Why don't these ever get mentioned in articles on the issue? Moreover, the sanctions should be ended now. After 30+ years, they clearly haven't made life any more difficult for Iran's ruling elite, only for ordinary people.

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bogie246Oct. 26, 13 7:40 AM

It is naive to believe Iran is or will negotiate in good faith. Iran has seen how Obama cratered on Syria and concluded he is someone they would like to "negotiate" with. They are buying time and Obama will get sucked in once again.

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vlombardyOct. 26, 13 8:09 AM

The Sunni and Shiite schism is at the heart of Middle East problems currently. It is big enough to drive the Saudis to talk to the Israelis, both of whom will put huge pressure on the US to break off negotiations with Iran. Of course, a true leader will do what is right; and peaceful negotiations are right.

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hjlazniOct. 26, 1311:35 AM

A good article but there was no mention of the Military Industrial Intelligence Complex throughout the world that perceives a major benefit from further longterm conflict. Obama's tightrope walk is a compromise policy of drones and sanctions versus long term lower level expensive wars of recent times favored by the Military Industrial Intelligence Complex or quick heavy duty deadly strikes which would end a war quickly and cheaply with little money going to the Military Industrial Intelligence Complex. Kennedy chose to break the CIA up into 10,000 pieces and get out of Viet Nam. The Kennedy 50 year assassination anniversary is approaching.

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