The US-Iran Big Deal
Note: This editorial was written a week before the Bush Administration offered to join the EU-trio in direct talks with Iran if Tehran were to suspend its uranium enrichment and reprocessing activities. The US has now joined the Europeans, offering a package of incentives and disincentives to Tehran. We believe these ideas, which Tehran is currently studying, are major steps in the right direction. However, the Big Deal idea proposed here is still a more effective approach for a breakthrough in US-Iran relations.