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IRAN & THE U.S., THE SECRET YEARS OF DIALOGUE, part 2 of 2

Concurrent with the mutual charm offensive from 1997-2003 between Washington and Tehran was the fascinating period of the so-called Six plus Two talks. Tentatively begun by the UN in 1997, Iran, Pakistan, China, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, plus the United States and Russia, were quietly meeting to discuss dealing with the Taliban’s solidification of power over Afghanistan and the increasing violence among warring factions in that country. 986 more words

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IRAN & THE U.S., THE SECRET YEARS OF DIALOGUE, part 1 of 2

The history of U.S. – Iran relations has traveled rough and tumble roads since 1979, when direct bilateral diplomatic relations ended with the seizure of the U.S. 910 more words

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AN AMAZING IRANIAN PROPOSAL

In this current series of posts, begun last time, we are exploring the broad arena of U.S. – Iran relations by calling attention to its narrower areas. 1,082 more words

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