The war of the stubborns
At one point, the US authorizes Z. Khalilzad to talk to Iranian officials on Iraq's security issues. At a later time, when Iran's supreme leader says OK, the US administration questions the OK:
- Administration Questions Iran's Motives:
The Bush administration questioned on Wednesday the motives of Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in approving U.S.-proposed talks on Iraq, but did not shut the door entirely.
- "It is a matter of curious timing," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said, suggesting Iran was trying to deflect international pressure from its nuclear programs now under criticial discussion at the United Nations.
Whatever the reason, I am glad that both parties are moving in the direction that they should. I am hopeful that it'd open up more doors rather shutting doors up.