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We Can Negotiate With Iran—I've Done It

Ryan Crocker explains how dialogue has worked before, and how Bush ruined it

(Newser) - Many in Washington, Tehran, and elsewhere are deeply skeptical about the latest stab at Iranian-American dialogue , but Ryan Crocker thinks there's reason for optimism. "Although most Americans may be unaware of it, talks with Iran have succeeded in the past—and they can succeed again," the ex-ambassador... More »

North Korea Sticks on 'Axis of Evil' List

Rice says Pyongyang hasn't made progress on nuclear issue

(Newser) - The US will not remove North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, Reuters reports. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told her Japanese counterpart that Pyongyang had not made sufficient progress on a verification plan for its nuclear programs, which was a condition for removing it from the... More »

Bush Warns Korea on Nukes

In Seoul, tells North to follow through or be 'most sanctioned regime in world'

(Newser) - President Bush urged North Korea to keep its pledge to end its nuclear program ahead of a looming American deadline, reports Bloomberg. Speaking in Seoul alongside South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Bush said that Pyongyang must either "verifiably do what you say you are going to do, or you'll... More »

Softer Bush: Saving Legacy or Showing Wisdom?

North Korea shows administration's willing to compromise

(Newser) - North Korea's nuclear declaration is a diplomatic milestone for a Bush administration showing a more pragmatic side on a host of issues in the home stretch, writes Steven Lee Myers in the New York Times. The conciliatory approach has extended to other issues, including reducing emissions, Israel-Palestinian peace, and Iran's... More »

North Korea Off Terror List

Rogue state claims US removed from blacklist after bilateral talks, nuke agreements

(Newser) - The US has agreed to remove North Korea from an official list of state sponsors of terror, according to the authoritarian country's foreign ministry. The BBC reports that the move followed bilateral talks last week, and was one of many provisions traded for a dismantling of Kim Jong-Il's nuclear program. More »

US Engages Iran on Iraqi Security

Ambassadors to meet in Baghdad; nuclear program won't be on the table

(Newser) - The US will sit down with Iran to enlist its aid in quelling violence in Iraq as early as next week, reports the Washington Post. US ambassador Ryan Crocker will meet with his Iranian counterparts in Baghdad to encourage the country, frequently accused of sponsoring sectarian violence in neighboring Iraq,... More »

Condi Says She'll Talk to Iran

Meeting at Iraq conference will be first between US and Iran since 2004

(Newser) - Iran will be attending next week's regional conference on Iraq, the Times reports, offering the first sitdown between the Axis of Evil power and the U.S. in three years. Condoleezza Rice yesterday reiterated accusations that Iran is stirring insurgent violence in Iraq, but also hinted that the meeting in... More »

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