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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-20-06 12:35 PM
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In 2003, Iran offered 'to make peace with Israel'
Edited on Thu Jul-20-06 12:41 PM by rumpel
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May 26, 2006
Iran offered 'to make peace with Israel'
By Gareth Porter

WASHINGTON - Iran offered in 2003 to accept peace with Israel and cut off material assistance to Palestinian armed groups and to pressure them to halt terrorist attacks within Israel's 1967 borders, according to a secret Iranian proposal to the United States.

The two-page proposal for a broad Iran-US agreement covering all the issues separating the two countries, a copy of which was obtained by Inter Press Service (IPS), was conveyed to the US in late April or early May 2003.

Trita Parsi, a specialist on Iranian foreign policy at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies who provided the document to IPS, says he got it from an Iranian official this year but is not at liberty to reveal the source.

The two-page document contradicts the official line of the Bush administration that Iran is committed to the destruction of Israel and the sponsorship of terrorism in the region.


The March 2002 Beirut Declaration represented the Arab League's first official acceptance of the land-for-peace principle as well as a comprehensive peace with Israel in return for Israel's withdrawal to the territory it had controlled before the 1967 war. Iran's proposed concession on the issue would have aligned its policy with that of Egypt and Saudi Arabia, among others with which the United States enjoyed intimate relations.

Another concession in the document was a "stop of any material support to Palestinian opposition groups (Hamas, Jihad, etc) from Iranian territory" along with "pressure on these organizations to stop violent actions against civilians within borders of 1967".

Even more surprising, given the extremely close relationship between Iran and the Lebanon-based Hezbollah Shi'ite organization, the proposal offered to take "action on Hezbollah to become a mere political organization within Lebanon".

The Iranian proposal also offered to accept much tighter controls by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in exchange for "full access to peaceful nuclear technology". It offered "full cooperation with IAEA based on Iranian adoption of all relevant instruments (93+2 and all further IAEA protocols)".

Which means, ALL of these wars, could have been prevented.
Gore would have sat down with them in an intelligent discussion
Circumstantial evidence of * & Co creating the current crisis


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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-20-06 12:44 PM
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1. Doesn't Surprise Me a Bit
The genocidical "push them into the sea" philosophy has been dead for years. Whether or not Iran or Arab states formally recognize Israel's right to exist, as a practical matter they have no choice. It's a new generation of leaders who are mostly more practical, even the Iranians.

But the US is not going allow Israel's enemies to sue for peace except under the most unfavorable conditions.
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-20-06 12:52 PM
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2. If there was peace Oil and Weapons would be cheap
and the Neocons would make no Profits
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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-20-06 01:35 PM
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3. The neocons have only one motive
profit and global dominance over profit

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