The Appeasement Administration?

Sources report that Kerry has contacted Iran for talks, U.S. is 'changing its approach'

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There were worrying signs on Monday that the U.S. is abandoning any attempt to confront Iran over its nuclear program, and instead has chosen a path of long-term appeasement.

One report in the Israel's Maariv paper indicated that John Kerry, the new secretary of state, "has been trying to set up a meeting with his Iranian counterpart,  Al Akbar Salehi." The U.S. begging for talks with the Iranians is not a good sign of resolve.

At the same time, Algemeiner reports that an Iraqi politician has said that "There is a plan for President Obama to visit Tehran." The purpose of the visit would be to formalize a policy of containment, and would accept a nuclear Iran as a fact of life.

At least one Iranian official seems to think the reports are accurate, however: Foreign Minister Salehi himself. Ynet reports that, on Monday, he commented on an offer of talks by Vice President Joe Biden by saying,

I am optimistic, I feel this new administration is really this time seeking to at least divert from its previous traditional approach vis-a-vis my country."

Let's hope not.

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