U.S needs patience in relations with Iran: expert
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 10 / Trend T. Konyaeva /
The Obama administration's foreign policy differs from that of the Bush administration. Presently, it is hard to appreciate the positive and negative aspects, said chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Council on International Policy, Jerrold Green.
The statements Obama made at Cairo university were interesting. These statements let the whole Muslim world know that the new U.S administration is ready for dialogue, Green said on July 10, addressing the Center for Strategic Research under the Azerbaijani president.
After becoming president, Obama appointed people responsible for the Middle East, as he realizes the region is of great importance, Green said.
Perhaps some consider Obama's policy as naïve. But I think that Obama's opinion deserves respect, he said.
"It goes without saying that the USA will fail to win Iran's favor quickly. The USA needs to be patient. We must not watch the clock. The principal thing is to lay a foundation of trusting relations between Tehran and Washington. First it is necessary to determine the priorities in the region," the expert said.
Green is sure that Obama will manage to draw Iran into the international community.
"I also think that one of the shortages of U.S policy is the lack of broader information about Iran. Short meetings, held before Obama's administration, are not sufficient to understand the situation in the region," Green said.
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