European diplomats are considering a meeting with Iran on the sidelines of next week's U.N. General Assembly in hopes of de-escalating the standoff over Tehran's nuclear program - but the United States won't be getting an invitation.
The Bush administration, which is pushing for U.N. sanctions against Iran, has said it will join European-led negotiations with Iran only if it stops its uranium enrichment work first. Read on
Actually, given Bush's table manners and peculiar notions of decorum among world leaders, it may actually be a good thing for all involved if he was not there. However, as one of the five Permanent Members of the U.N.and a stated desire to prevent Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapons program, it's hard to believe that Bush's "lone cowboy" status is helping us in the global arena.