"... the Iranians assess that the Obama Administration has an interest in keeping the negotiations going at least through the U.S. presidential election in November. As Flynt points out, they have been using the talks as a way of probing Western seriousness about a potential deal.We anticipate that Tehran will continue using the talks for this purpose for some time; at this point, neither side is taking an approach that, in the near term, is likely to prompt a complete breakdown. There will be another round of discussions in Moscow next month, and it is easy to imagine further meetings through the summer and into the early fall. But the talks are not going to produce anything of strategic significance unless the United States substantially alters its approach...."
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Posted by G, M, Z, or B at 8:06 PM