Nuclear Talks With Iran: Time to Make an Offer

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To the Editor: Re “Another Try at Nuclear Negotiations” (editorial, Dec. 24): With President Obama’s re-election, it is time to drop the pose of toughness and make a realistic nuclear offer to Iran. Only a negotiated settlement can both deter an Iranian nuclear weapons program and avoid another war that the United States cannot afford, a war that would plunge the region into further chaos and only stiffen Tehran’s resolve to build a bomb. We must acknowledge Iran’s right under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to enrich uranium for nuclear power, a point of Iranian national pride shared by much of the Iranian opposition. And in return for verifiable curbs on…

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