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U.S. relations with mainland China thawed in the early 1970s as a result of "Ping Pong diplomacy." In the late 1990s, there was a similar thaw between America and North Korea with "basketball diplomacy" followed by an ill-fated thaw with Cuba involving "baseball diplomacy."
As unlikely as it sounds, could there be a thaw in US relations with Iran as a result of "UFO diplomacy?"
At a time when the United States has, until very recently, held as captives Iranian diplomats seized in Erbil in northern Iraq and neocon sectors of the administration are still calling for military action against Iran, the U.S. State Department granted a visa for retired Iranian Air Force General Parviz Jafari to attend the first ever conference in which former high-level government and military officials told their own stories about the UFO phenomenon.