Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dennis Ross on Iran Options

Dennis Ross, US special envoy on Iran, has raised the possibility of serious containment or using force against Iran if the current impasse over the nuclear program could not be resolved.

In a new book written by Ross and WINEP fellow David Makovsky, “Myths, Illusions & Peace - Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East,” the authors look at the diplomatic overture toward Iran as as a means to prepare the public for serious actions against the country.

"Tougher policies - either militarily or meaningful containment - will be easier to sell internationally and domestically if we have diplomatically tried to resolve our differences with Iran in a serious and credible fashion," the authors wrote [Reuters, 21 July].

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