Can the US Make a Deal with Iran?

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Last month, the UN Security Council asked Iran to abandon uranium enrichment, which could help generate electricity or lead to a nuclear bomb. Last week, Mohamed ElBaradei's International Atomic Energy Agency said that Iran had not complied. Now, the US, Britain and France, with help from Germany, want a new resolution that would be legally binding, under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter. Iran has responded to the threat of "targeted sanctions," saying it has joined the club of nuclear countries and there's no turning back. As both sides escalate the action--and the rhetoric--the world could face either an Iranian nuclear weapon or military force to prevent it. Is there another choice? Is Iran sending signals that it wants bi-lateral talks. Should the Bush Administration agree? Could that be a way to avoid confrontation?
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Moussaoui indictment

Moussaoui verdict

Lithwick's article on jury's Moussaoui sentence

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran nuclear safeguards

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