posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 04:38 PM
President Bush is considering economic incentives to coax the Iranians from their nuclear ambitions. The incentives would work in tandem with European
diplomatic efforts to stop the Iranians from pursuing their nuclear program. The incentives include WTO accession and the purchasing of civilian
Bush aims to gain more than he gives with this policy shift, which appears narrowly targeted and emphasizes pragmatic politics over ideology. It
would open the door to Iran beginning World Trade Organization accession talks and purchasing civilian airplane spare parts.
The U.S. shift would be a "small change that is part of a much broader strategy and the strategy is to work with the Europeans to get Iran to very
clearly fish or cut bait" in negotiations, a senior U.S. official told Reuters.
Added a senior congressional aide: "We went along (with incentives) because at some point you have to convince the Europeans their approach is going
to fail. You go along with it and at some point you say, 'we tried and as you can see it doesn't work very well."'
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Regardless of my opinion on the morality of the Bush Administration, they know how to get what they want. They dont want the Iranians to get a
nuclear program and this carrot and stick tactic has more legs than the stick alone.
Depending on how the Mullahs want to work the situation we could see the situation go either way. I personally think the Iranians would like a thawing
of their economy.
[edit on 3/3/05 by subz]