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Akbar Ganji Dismisses US Negotiations with Iran

In his latest opinion piece, Akbar Ganji, rejects the prospects of direct negotiations which he calls them 'secret deal' with the U.S. -- as if diplomatic negotiations in the 'beautiful and amazing' United States or elsewhere have ever been public....

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Ali:

What you say is not all the truth. In the same article Ganji says:
"It is both possible and desirable to solve the problems between the United States and Iran through direct talks. Such diplomacy will best serve the interests of the American and Iranian people if it is conducted in a transparent fashion. This transparency would not only make it impossible for advocates of war to increase tensions but also would help isolate them. Iranian democrats are opposed to secret diplomacy."
and then:
"We believe the government in Tehran is seeking a secret deal with the United States. It is willing to make any concession, provided that the United States promises to remain silent about the regime's repressive measures at home. We don't want war; nor do we favor such a deal. We hope that the regime will not be allowed to suppress its people, foment a crisis in the region or continue with its nuclear adventurism".

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