Monday, July 23, 2007

North Korean Model

The US State Deparment is touting the North Korean nuclear reactor shut down as a "very important first step." Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill has said that he is very satisfied with how the six-party talks concluded last week and with the vision laid out for moving forward.

The progress with North Korea over its nuclear program demonstrates the value of strong diplomacy in resolving tough situations. The Administration should adopt a similar approach and engage Iran in a sustained dialogue without preconditions in order to find a negotiated solution to its nuclear program.

Here is an article published over the weeked about a group of religious leaders who lauded the administration for pursuing diplomacy with North Korea and urged a similar strategy for dealing with Iran's nuclear program.

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