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America must do its best to make peace with Iran

Finally, we are talking with Iran! Let’s try to keep it simple, try to be explicit. If/while Iran is not building atomic bombs, sanctions should go away. All of the “5 plus 1” countries have nuclear power, and all but Germany have nuclear weapons. Let’s try to keep the hypocrisy under control.

We have to realize that threats, bullying and sanctions are getting into diminishing returns. The George W. Bush administration was offered a comprehensive deal in 2003 and turned it down.

There is an opening now. We should make the best of it. The United States should be explicit that we want to get back to the cordial relations that existed before the overthrow of 1953 and the revolution of 1979.

David Gaeddert

Amherst