Comment: Now is the time for serious U.S. diplomacy with China and Russia. Accent on serious. There is a chance that truly meaningful Chinese and Russian cooperation on Iran could preserve the peace without permitting Iran to become a nuclear power--which must never be allowed under any circumstances--or, at a minimum, prevent a war from being fought on Iran's terms.
Demonstrations of irresolution on the part of the international community have emboldened Iran's clerical fascists; a united stand by the United States, China and Russia could still stop--or topple--the Iranian regime. There should be a way to achieve this. Can today's politicians rise to the level of statesmen? We'll soon know the answer to this all-important question.
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