IRAN: SPEAKING SOFTLY AND HIDING THE BIG STICK

SPEAKING SOFTLY AND HIDING THE BIG STICK

Before the CLINTONS and BLAIRS relaxed over champagne and a convivial dinner in London last week, the Boomer Buddies huddled about Iran. Enraged by its terrorism, its pursuit of nuclear weapons and its attempts to spoil Middle East peace, Clinton long ago imposed a trade embargo on Iran and has regularly denounced the regime. But with the new reform-minded cleric President, MOHAMMED KHATAMI, has Clinton softened on the regime? Actually, he told Blair, he was "very skeptical" that Khatami's election would bring real change to Tehran's foreign policy, and Blair agreed. But Clinton wants to make Iran's leaders aware that he's...

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