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A proper first step.

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Submitted by Charles Smyth (United Kingdom), May 10, 2006 at 06:27

To consider the possibility of alternative ways in dealing with Iran is to work from the premise that the Iranian leadership is reasonable, as in rational. However, as we all should by now know, the Iranian leadership is tied to a philosophy of faith. The starting point for dealing with the Iranian leadership would be to destroy the Iranian navy, air-force and missile capability, to safeguard the shipping lanes and oil supply. Ban business dealings with Iran, as is proving effective against Hamas, and freeze all Iranian assets in the U.S.A. and Europe.

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