Talk to Iran. Then What? -Stephen Rademaker
What should the U.S. demand when it finally talks to Iran? And when Iran rejects our opening position, insisting that Iran suspend its efforts to enrich uranium, how much should we compromise to come to a deal?
Once we accept enrichment in Iran, it will become impossible to deny the same arrangement to friendly governments in the region, let alone unfriendly ones like Syria. The result will be the proliferation of dangerous nuclear technologies that we have been seeking to avoid.
The U.S. cannot be more eager than Tehran to reach a deal, and Mr. Obama must persuade Iran that he can afford to see negotiations fail.
(New York Times)