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Originally posted by Vitchilo
I'll remind you that France stayed in Algeria for over 140 years.
Originally posted by k4rupt
I think the reason why the U.S. is not wanting any help from Iran is because the U.S. views Iran as a "terrorist state" or a nation that supports terrorism, and quite simply: the policy of this nation is to NOT negotiate with terrorists.
It's not that the U.S. don't want help; it's just that Iran isn't exactly the kind of country anyone would want to help build a free, democratic nation far from the grasps of Radical Islam.
The U.S. State Department was open to the offer, which came in an unsigned letter sent shortly after the American invasion of Iraq...
Wilkerson said that, in return for its cooperation, Tehran asked Washington to lift sanctions and to dismantle the Mujahedeen Khalq, an Iranian opposition group which has bases in Iraq.
A spokesman for the State Department said Thursday he wasn't aware of any letter from the Iranians to the U.S. government in 2003.
"Far as I know, there's never been an offer from the Iranian Government on those kinds of concerns," said Tom Casey, the state department's deputy spokesman.