Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger: Iran must be President Obama’s immediate priority

by Colonel on November 17, 2012

“The United States and Iran are apparently conducting bilateral negotiations through official or semiofficial emissaries — a departure from the previous procedure of multilateral talks. For more than a decade, Iran has stalled, first with the “EU-3” (France, Germany and Britain) and then with the “P5+1” (the members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany). It has alternated hints of flexibility with periods of intransigence, all while expanding, concealing and dispersing its nuclear facilities. If no limit is placed on this process, Iran’s tech­no­logical progress will dominate events. But at what stage should Iran be deprived of a military nuclear capability? This has been the essence of the argument over “red lines.”

The time available for a diplomatic outcome shrinks in direct proportion as the Iranian enrichment capacity grows and a military nuclear capacity approaches.

” — Henry A. Kissinger, Copyright 2012 The Washington Post Company

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