Friday, 4 January 2013

US on Iran in 2013: continued deadlock or new opening?


By Mahdi Mohammadi, Expert on Strategic Issues, Iran Review:
"Will the United States be able to turn the beginning of 2013 into a turning point for it strategy toward Iran? The visible signs related to this premise have not been very promising so far. From Iran's viewpoint, a change in Washington’s proposals – if such a change is actually on the agenda – without a parallel change in its strategy will be only a tactical step aimed at diverting possible negotiations in a direction which will lead to escalation of pressures on Iran or influence on Iran's domestic environment in the run-up to the forthcoming presidential election."