London, Nov. 6, IRNA -- Former National Security Adviser to the
Carter Administration, Zbigniew Brzezinski, suggested Saturday that
the US should finally comes to terms with the takeover of the
American Embassy in Iran after 25 years.
It is time to start closing that chapter of "humilitation" that
Americans felt so strongly about instead of remaining haunted by the
memories, Brzezinski said.
In an interview with the Financial Times, he believed that there
must eventually be "some accommodation" and that the west may even
have to learn to live with Iran as a nuclear power as it did with
China and later with India and Pakistan.
The aide, who served President Jimmy Carter during the takeover
of the US Embassy following the Islamic Revolution in Iran, was
questioned on the differences between the US and the European Union
approach to Iran's nuclear program.
He said that he feared a second Bush administration will "be very
much inclined to use force" to deal with what it sees as a threat
posed by Iran hostile to the US and Israel.
"There are people in this administration who would like to attack
Iran. The neo-cons fall into this category," Brzezinski told the
But he warned that the use of force will "unify" Iran. It "may
stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and will have adverse
consequences in Iraq and Afghanistan," he said.
Although hawks like the US under-secretary for arms control, John
Bolton, are tipped for promotion, the former National Security
Advisor said that moderate Republicans do not expect a significant
policy shift following President George W Bush's re-election.
"I prefer to think the Bush administration is not determined to
make a habit of shooting itself in the foot. Hopefully it learned
from the miscalculations of its Iraq policy," he said.
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