Newsweek’s Iran story

Originally published 2/12/07:

Newsweek has a decent article out about the US’s recent history with Iran from sort of an insider’s viewpoint.  Included is the offer from Iran in 2003 to D.C. that was rejected out of hand by Bush:

“Around this time what struck some in the U.S. government as an even more dramatic offer arrived in Washington-a faxed two-page proposal for comprehensive bilateral talks. To the NSC’s Mann, among others, the Iranians seemed willing to discuss, at least, cracking down on Hizbullah and Hamas (or turning them into peaceful political organizations) and “full transparency” on Iran’s nuclear program. In return, the Iranian “aims” in the document called for a “halt in U.S. hostile behavior and rectification of the status of Iran in the U.S. and abolishing sanctions,” as well as pursuit of the MEK.”

Read the whole article at:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17086418/site/newsweek/

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