Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was recently "re-elected" to a new four year term, is reaching out to the US leadership. According to an Iranian source, Ahmadinejad is calling for talks with president Obama.
"I will go to the United Nations and will invite Obama to negotiations," Ahmadinejad said, adding that such talks would be "in front of the international media, not a sit-down behind closed doors in order to talk about matters."
What does it mean if President Obama accepts this offer? In the diplomatic world it could be described as a shrewd move to try and halt the Iranian nuclear program. However, it seems more likely that this will be an overt yet unintentional legitimization of the Iranian theocracy. With Iran dangerously close to nuclear arms, any potential long-term talks could simply be a cover for the completion of a functional nuclear bomb. When Iran has such a a weapon, then it is possible that it will see itself as invincible, as North Korea currently does.
We may need to talk, but we also need to set a deadline. How about December 31st, 2009. If no significant progress is made, the EU will stop buying Iranian petroleum. That would get their attention.
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