The Diplomacy Option

Those who call for a military solution to the problem of Iran’s nuclear aspirations, without first supporting diplomacy and economic sanctions, miss a key point: many countries will not support a military solution until other means of persuasion (and coercion) fail.

DENVER – A senior Russian diplomat, in contrasting North Korea and Iran, once said to me: “The North Koreans are like neighborhood children with matches. The Iranians are who we really need to worry about.”