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Let's start addition the US reach out to be -- -- regime.
I have no qualms with reaching out there Ryan -- the question is going to be whether or not Iranian regime.
Is reaching out and good faith that something that Woolsey in the coming months as negotiations go forward.
But at this point there's every reason to be skeptical based upon around past behavior.
So then there's a new president there president -- honey do you think from the US should trust president -- -- Trust -- not a word that I would usually use with regard to Iran under any circumstances.
Ronnie is said and according to David Ignatius in the Washington Post that our intelligence community believes.
That he has the authority to negotiate a comprehensive agreement with regard to Iran's nuclear program.
What that agreement could look like whether or not all meet western demands that there's a lot to be seen there and trust is not something I'd applied -- that.
That trust and Iran.
Correct that you -- -- here in the same sentence unless there's a negative along the way.
So if in fact at the moment it appears that -- is trying to extended diplomatic hand we'll see how it plays out.
How tough should the US be on Iran.
The most important parameter that this is going to concern is the Iran and enrichment program -- its efforts to enrich uranium.
That they -- for peaceful purposes but they've already enriched uranium to 20% which gets you to the point we are very close to having to nuclear -- So they insist that they have a right to -- The United States insists we have every reason to insist that there is no right to enrich.
They can use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and six times now we've had the united nations Security Council.
Back us up and say that Iran must cease enrichment.
If -- acting in good faith that we should expect them to cease enrichment and to negotiate an agreement that allows them to verify that they -- enriching uranium.
But as you said even give new president -- honey is saying listen be.
Our missiles there for.
Research even as well as -- -- like energy to our country.
And -- -- we also want -- the US to lift economic sanctions on us but we also want you to take off the table the ability.
Our option for you to.
You know -- list of -- military strike against us.
That's right it says they have their own very long list of demands that the -- negotiable item here is the question of sanctions Italy.
It's clear that the Iran economy has suffered tremendously by the sanctions that the United States with our partners has put in place in recent years.
We're now really limiting their ability to export oil their ability to export -- their ability to conduct financial engagements in the world.
As we lift those sanctions if we lift those sanctions will be very difficult to put them back in place and that's -- becomes so important that any agreement.
That we have is ironclad and has all the monitoring required to make -- hold.
Chris what did you make of everybody was sort of waiting to see -- -- Haniyeh and President Obama might have a happenstance meeting in a photo -- this weekend.
The Iranian President -- you know -- really likes to have -- keys to kind of just didn't work out that way.
But you know -- -- pressure from his home country of people not wanting to see a handshake between.
Him and President Obama.
They -- running in public opinion is divided and it's an authoritarian regime.
It's the worst of all imaginable criminal regimes.
But when you look at what the -- running and people want you have the hardliners who described president Obama's bloodstained hands.
And you have that the aspiring reformers who were genuinely disappointed that there wasn't an engagement between the two.
If -- -- honing his intentions are genuine and he wants to find a way to reach an agreement.
Fine there then perhaps that not shaking hands and not having to put up -- with that level of flak at home was a reasonable first step.
The proof will be in the process as we see going forward that what are they willing to agree to -- So do you think -- we could see it Iran struck a deal with the west on its nuclear program ultimately grants.
If it's possible.
At this point I wouldn't be holding it just wasn't worth holding your breath to see if there'd be a magic handshake.
It's not worth holding your breath to see if there's going to be a deal necessarily.
But if there's not it's gonna put us in a very bad position and something that I think you're fearless and I really keep and I don't -- -- -- -- so.
That that we're going to.
Ultimately be faced with the decision whether or not to conduct some -- military strike against Iranian nuclear program -- find a way to live with it.
And when we look at the role that Iran has taken that even with the capabilities -- -- -- engaged in terrorist plots against the United States against our friends.
Terrorists in Iraq that killed countless Americans.
That's a very dangerous proposition.
So the idea that we could reach a point to make the nuclear program -- with -- diplomatic process.
Is something that merit support but we should look at all the details are skeptical.
Okay Chris Griffin will leave it there and -- executive director at PI foreign policy initiative thank you so much for your time this morning Chris.
Thank you Karen have today.
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