The WaPo reports on the IAEA censure of Iran for not being more forthcoming on its nuclear program. At least Ray Takeyh sounds a voice of reason:
Ray Takeyh, a Council on Foreign Relations scholar who until recently was a senior adviser on Iran policy in the State Department, said, "There is a certain degree of impatience in American diplomacy. We have elevated Iran to a level of extreme danger, which it is not, and created a crisis atmosphere, which is unwise." When President Richard M. Nixon first reached out to China, it took that country a year and half to respond positively, he noted.Meanwhile, Iran has responded with a threat to leave the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Not exactly a hopeful sign as Obama prepares to escalate the Afghan war.
"The Iranians may come back in March with a counterproposal," he said. "No deal ever dies in Tehran. The Iranians never say yes or no."