Filed under: Foreign Policy, History, Islam, Israel | Tags: Iran, Meaningful Engagement, Serious Discussion
Dore Gold, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States:
The U.S. and Iran speak very different diplomatic languages that cannot be bridged by a dictionary alone. In the West, candor is central to confidence-building; for the diplomats of the Islamic Republic, deception is a way of life.
The whole brief article is worth your time, but these two sentences caught my eye.