Iran and the US Discuss Iraq
By Micah Halpern
Thursday March 6, 2008
I've Been Thinking:
IRNA, the official press mouthpiece of Iran, has just issued a special report.
The United States denies that there is such a committee.
It might be an unpopular idea, but a committee like this can really produce results. Low level practical negotiations between the US and Iran - especially on practical issues like security in Iraq - are very important.
Iran has a vested interest in Iraq as does the United States.
If all 3 sides can come together to create some sort of agreement on safety this may be a giant step towards stability. Even if the agreement is only partially adhered to, it will be a significant improvement in dealings with Iraq. And yes, I realize that another element of Iran's leadership and military is sponsoring terror in Iraq but sometimes the two seemingly contradictory objectives must be separated.
In the end, because of these talks, Iraq might just be a safer place for Iraqis.
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