The crisis over Iran’s desire to achieve a nuclear weapons capability continues. The government of Iran seems determined to proceed with its nuclear program, and the U.S. is determined to stop them. The Bush administration has refused to rule out the use of military force against Ian.
We are encouraged that the U.S. government is cooperating with European countries and international agencies. While we welcome the U.S. willingness to join multilateral talks with Iran, we believe that a strategy of direct U.S. diplomatic engagement with Iran without preconditions is the surest means of reducing the nuclear danger and enhancing security in the region.
Pragmatically and morally, such direct negotiations offer the only realistic way to resolve this crisis. Many experts agree that military action would prove both ineffective and disastrous.