Fruits Of Distrust In Iran

There are moments in history when actions of the  past intrude into actions of the present. In 2001 an Iranian reform president, Khatami, offered then President George Bush a plan for compromise that would have ended sanctions against his nation and also allowed peace in the region. But, Bush turned down this compromise which also included ending Iranian hostility toward Israel. A decade later the Bush blunder is the greatest impediment to peace and good relations between Iran and the United States of America.

The UK, France, China, Russia, Germany and the US are meeting with Iran to resolve the issue of their nuclear program. Thomas Pickering, US delegate, noted  that “chances are not good for success. It appears Iran wants some progress, but so distrusts the United States that they are asking for more than they can get.”

Another legacy of George Bush!