Sunday, February 19, 2012
Iran: Historical Backdrop to the Present Crisis
How U.S.-Iranian Standoff Looks From Iran: Hossein Mousavian:
Both the U.S. and Iran have become prisoners of the past. They need to have a realistic assessment of potential areas where they could have common interests, such as Afghanistan, Iraq, security in the Persian Gulf, curbing drug trafficking, opposing al-Qaeda, and limiting the role of the Taliban. Unfortunately, the pursuit of these potential common interests has so far been hampered by a preoccupation with the nuclear file and the domestic political climate in both countries.