Tuesday, April 15, 2008

President Carter Calls for Direct U.S. Talks with Iran

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter called on the Bush administration to engage in direct talks with the Iranian regime in order to resolve the issue of Tehran's nuclear program. President Carter said he thought the best option was dialogue with Iran during an interview with Haaretz. He said if he had the opportunity to meet with the U.S. president and the Secretary of State, he would tell them to begin direct talks with the Iranians in order to dispel legitimate concerns. If these talks failed, then it would be necessary to use military force, but this point had still not been reached, Carter said.

1 comment:

Mark Pyruz said...

Carah, did Jimmy Carter actually say "then it would be necessary to use military force"? Such talk of war in terms of an ultimatum doesn't sound like him.