I have been digging deeper and deeper into various aspects of the alleged Spring 2003 Iran proposal.
I may have just stumbled across some huge part of the story — and it could be shocking to nearly every commentator who has thus far spoken or written about this initiative, including my colleague Flynt Leverett who has been engaged in a strong-worded exchange back and forth with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
My advice to all parties and all journalists in this debate is to pause. I hope to be able to shed some light on something I have heard from an important source tomorrow or early next week. I must protect sources — but I strongly believe that there is far more to this scenario than Iran offering us a package of initiatives to consider normalizing relations.
But there may be a very big problem in the story as it is now being told.
More soon, I hope.
— Steve Clemons