By the Monitor’s Editorial Board
from the April 16, 2009 edition
Obama officials are playing cat-and-mouse these days with Iran’s envoys.
The new administration is eager to catch a meeting in any international forum that might lead to one-on-one talks. Issues range from Iran’s nuclear program to an American journalist charged by Iran with spying.
If US diplomats do snag a secret negotiation, they’d be smart to start with the one issue in which Iran and America share a strong common interest: Afghanistan.