US-Iran Initiative: Big Consequences if it Fails


My quote in today’s Financial Times article by Geoff Dyer on the latest in US-Iran relations:

It is not getting carried away to say this is an extraordinary moment because rapprochement with Iran would be the biggest positive shift in global affairs since the end of the Cold War and the normalisation of relations with China,” says Steve Clemons, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. “But if the US does not take this opportunity, it would be the biggest strategic error since the Iraq invasion.

More on this soon. Have been posting many of my reactions to comments made by Iran President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Twitter at @SCClemons.


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