Can P5+1 Offer Break Iran Nuclear Stalemate? / Trita Parsi
10-May-2008 (one comment)

There is little doubt that Tehran will reject the offer since it crosses its red line – suspension of enrichment – but the question is why such an offer is being made at this time, even though reinvigorating talks is in and of itself much needed.

The nuclear offer coincides with an escalation of rhetoric between Washington and Tehran over allegations of Iranian meddling in Iraq. Following several stark comments by high-ranking U.S. military officials, the new buzz in the beltway is that Iran "is killing American soldiers" – a clear casus belli if proven true.


it is set up to fail

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As Parsi says, this offer is nothing new, and is understood to be a nonstarter. It is therefore setup to fail so that Western powers can say "we tried."