Iran — Time for Diplomacy

The benefits of a solution with Iran are enormous:  for the oil market, for stability in the gulf, for the prevention of proliferation (isolating North Korea), for oil routes in and out of Central Asia and China, for gas supplies to India and Pakistan, for our supplies to Afghanistan, for loosening Russian domination of the Caucuses and Central Asia, for making Asia whole again.  People forget that Iran was one of the major destinations on the silk road.  We make our policy as if Iran only faced the Arabs on the west when in fact it also faces east and is key to a broader Asian balance.     I joined with 78 other diplomats to support the negotiating effort.

See the link:    http://www.scribd.com/doc/182141104/letter-to-the-President-Nov-7-2013-pdf

 

 

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