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Thursday, July 10, 2008

U.S. intelligence official calls for engagement with Iran

In a Thursday entry in his blog in the online edition of The Nation, Robert Dreyfuss recounts statements on Iran made the previous day by U.S. intelligence official Thomas Fingar.

Fingar, whom Dreyfuss calls America’s “top intelligence analyst,” spoke to an audience at the Center for National Policy and apparently made the case for diplomacy. “It argues for engagement,” he said. “From bilateral to multilateral to using international institutions.”

Fingar also drew an explicit connection between energy supplies and the Iran issue, saying that “the competition for energy” would fuel future instability.

For the full piece, click here.


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