Time for US to ‘go big’ and close Iran deal

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton participates in a joint discussion with Israeli President Shimon Peres hosted by The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. on June 12, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton encouraged speculation this week that the US may be preparing to ‘go big’ on Iran, by presenting Tehran with a much broader proposal over its nuclear programme. During a meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres, she said that Iran would be offered ‘a diplomatic way out, a very clear path that would be verifiable and would be linked to action for action’ when nuclear talks resumed in Moscow on 18 June.

IISS-US Director Andrew Parasiliti argues in his latest piece for Al-Monitor that the US should indeed recognise Iran’s right to enrichment and accept Iranian offers of cooperation.  There’s no downside to President Barack Obama’s going all out on Iran, Parasiliti says.

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