Top Experts Call for Direct Diplomacy with Iran

Published on Just Foreigh Policy, as Action Alert, November 2008.

… A group of top scholars, experts, and diplomats released a new report:

JOINT EXPERTS’ STATEMENT ON IRAN,

outlining five steps that should be taken to promote diplomacy and a new relationship with Iran. Former Ambassadors Thomas Pickering and James Dobbins, Columbia University scholar Gary Sick, and 17 other experts all agree that the current U.S. policy of isolation, military threats and sanctions will not work with Iran and instead call for a new strategy involving “direct, unconditional and comprehensive negotiations at the senior diplomatic level” … (full text).

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