Well, one thing for sure after the BiBi - 44 hook up! Great Satan's Especial Envoy Dr Dennis Ross has recieved his marching orders.
Essentially the veteran diplopolititary expert is to engage Mullahopolis
"Something something Palestine" and a six month grace period for engagement of enrichment interruptus
"Tehran does not desire reconciliation with the United States. There are two reasons for this, both of which stem from the fact that the Iranian regime values its own survival above all. "
1st off - - as Dr Michael Singh respond to Dr Michael Mandalbaum (O! He got game Bay Bee!) points out
"Anti-Americanism is a pillar of the Revolution, and any acknowledgment by Iran's rulers that one facet of Revolutionary ideology is anachronistic risks challenging the entire system."
And like Dr Natan Sharansky pointed out in the essential "Case for Democracy" - fear societies - autocratic regimes -- thrive on closure and are threatened by openess.
While Iran's control freak theoconic regime may not wanna diss revolutionary doctrine and make up with Great Satan -- they may actually enjoy tete' a tete' ala raison d'retarde'
"For Tehran, these talks are not a means to an end, but an end in themselves."
Non productice pleasant chats "confer upon the regime a greater legitimacy and prestige than they would otherwise enjoy, and bolster Iran's hegemonic aspirations.
"Talks carry other benefits for the regime, and dangers for the United States; they risk disheartening advocates of reform in Iran and U.S. allies in the region, they may convey weakness to Iran's leaders and embolden rather than temper their nuclear ambitions, and, most practically, may give the regime the time it needs to perfect its nuclear capabilities.
Whoa! This means War or Peace in the ME hangs on the success of Great Satan's especial envoy.
"Doing this will require pressure, and lots of it, in order to convince Iran's rulers that a negotiated agreement, despite the threat it poses to the regime, will be less costly than either the status quo or further progress down the nuclear weapons path."
Would such a big stick include threats to the regime - - a promise of annihilating the Khoemenist regime in Tehran?
Art - "Great Satan and the Serpent" by Optidigit