Iran Political Analyists Urge Negotiation With US

Iranian foreign policy expert, Mohammad Ali-Ramin, told the Mehr News Agency, that regardless of American motives, Iran must participate in the next round of talks with the United States over issues related to the security of Iraq. He argued the needs of the Iraqi people should take precedence over any anger among Iranians toward the United States. Ali-Ramin argues the mere fact the Bush administration is asking for Iranian participation in discussions is indicative of its new role in helping to shape policy in the region. The Mehr News Agency also asked the advice of Dr. Pirouz Mojtahedzadeh of the Urosevic Research Foundation in London, who emphasized that America will most probably continue insulting Iran even as it reaches out to Iranian leaders for their support in maintaining security in Iraq.

Some Iranian experts such as political analyst Alireza Davari, believe the ultimate goal for the Iranian government is reaching into higher levels of the American government if there is to be long term accomplishments in changing relations with the United States. Davari urges Iranian government leaders to ignore the Bush rhetoric which asks for Iranian help while condemning Iran for creating violence in Iraq. In the meantime, the Iranian government continues insisting it seeks discussions with the United States. Hopefully, a new administration in Washington will move forward by ceasing rhetoric and engaging in meaningful negotiations with Iran.