Kyle Orton Retweeted Jeffrey Goldberg
Their channel, opened in 2012, gives the lie to the idea Obama reached out to Iran after it “elected” a “moderate” president. The secret talks showed how desperate the US was for a deal, and indeed the sanctions built up over a decade were punctured in the *first* round.
Kyle Orton added,
Jeffrey GoldbergVerified account @JeffreyGoldberg
“We’ve seen coercive diplomacy succeed with Iran—this is not how it works.” William Burns and Jake Sullivan, the two negotiators who opened the Iranian channel, argue against escalation (via @theatlantic): https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/trumps-iran-strategy-all-coercion-no-diplomacy/589558/ …
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