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Monday, April 30, 2007

Iran's Face Saving Offers to the U.S.

According to The NY Times Iran will be attending THE regional conference on Iraq this week in Egypt, which is seen as:

“setting the stage for the first cabinet-level meeting between Iran and the United States since the end of 2004.”

Before talks between the U.S. and Iran can happen, Iran must cease and desist from “stirring up trouble,” including stoking the flames among the militias and weapons technology, which the Times describes as an effective “repetition of the accusations that have helped sour relations.”

Optimism abounds for the verbose elite as:

“some Western diplomats say both the United States and Iran are intensifying their search for face-saving approaches that would allow their standoff over the nuclear issue to soften enough to allow for substantial talks.”

As Pelosi’s road to peace goes through Damascas, not Egypt; according to the Public Relations Department of the Expediency Council of Iran, Iraqs National Congress Party representative Ahmad Chalabi met with Chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Smoothing the path to “face-saving” was Rafsanjani when he said:

“ethnic and religious differences in Iraq would serve the interests of aliens and occupiers, adding that the occupiers, by stirring up sectarian violence, try to justify their presence in Iraq.”

Further evidence from Iran that illustrates some Western diplomats face saving techniques are the previous and Friday’s pillow talk from Substitute Friday prayers leader of Tehran Hojatoleslam Ahmad Khatami:

‘"Instead of negotiating with the Israeli regime, the Arab states should talk to the Palestinian nation so as to garner divine consent and national popularity. Don't forget that your predecessors had had many such talks but none of them were fruitful and failed to subside the Israeli regime's mischiefs even on an small scale."’

November 2004 saw Colin Powell and Iranian foreign minister, Kamal Kharrazi sat together at a dinner in Sharm el Sheik, which both “diplomats” “maintained that they had stuck to pleasantries and polite diplomatic chat. The bubble around the winded elite allows “some Western diplomats” the vision that the Iranian government speaks in good faith.

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