Robert Naiman in Just Foreign Policy Blog "Kinzer Goes to Washington, Seeking Real Diplomacy with Iran" stated that: “The Bush Administration’s conception of “diplomacy” with Iran on the nuclear file is: how can we compel the Iranian leadership to abandon the enrichment of uranium on Iranian soil?” But the Bush Administration’s direction is not limited to uranium enrichment; the Bush Administration wants a system like Iranian pre-revolution government under Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Pre-1979, the majority of Iranian foreign policies and many domestic policies were either dictated, or had to have approval from Washington. The Bush Administration wants to revisit 1953 regime change in Iran. Even then, Shah was frustrated with the Israeli Lobby influence in Washington.
Majority of Americans reject President Gorge Bush national and foreign policies. Many Americans would not approve President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's outspoken approach to Iranian foreign policy. But these two men are not the nations; they have limited terms of office.
Our present policy using the financial leverage and threat of physical attack has backfired over the last 20 years. This policy has promoted an opposite effect to the response we had anticipated; it has mobilized Iranian people in support of their government
Our national interests dictate that we start a frank dialogue with Iranian people and reestablish diplomatic relations. The negotiations are not between President George Bush and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It is between American and Iranian people. Both nations have competent diplomatic corps.
Iranian people all along have expressed their friendship toward the American people; while strongly have rejected the bullying policy toward their country.
Dialogue and frank diplomacy should create a positive response from Iranian people.