Time to Rethink Iran?
Chatham House / Jon Snow
04-Jul-2012 (one comment)

And if you cut to the present day and you see the extended hand of friendship from Barack Obama in Cairo, if you're one like me, a naive hack, and you hear those words you think, my God he understands the open hand of friendship! And then you say, two weeks later, ‘Where's the wrist?’ Two months later, ‘Where's the elbow?’ Two years later, ‘Where's the shoulder?’

What happened to the open hand of friendship? What happens to it after the election, should he win? Because I believe that if there were a parity of esteem, it's going to be a very tricky thing to do. But somebody somewhere has to make a breakthrough and it won't be Ban Ki Moon and it won't be even, bless her, Baroness Ashton. It has to be the great Satan. It actually has to be the United States. It has to be somebody, either Hilary Clinton or Barack Obama. One of them has to go. One of them has to take their life in their hands and go. And it wouldn't be too risky, I can tell you. This is a safe place to go.

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Arash Kamangir

Jon snow is absolutely wrong

by Arash Kamangir on

I think jon snow has forgotten that so many times the West has extended their arms for instance in hostage crisis, Iran-Iraq war, nuclear issues and other instances and always IR did not take the chance. They only understand the language of force.