Monday, December 8, 2008

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has rejected a suggestion by U.S. President-elect Barack Obama that a carrot and stick policy of economic incentives and additional sanctions might persuade the Iranian government to change its behavior.
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hasan Qashqavi, said Monday that Obama's proposed policy was unacceptable and had failed in the past.
Obama told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that the international community should adopt a carrot and stick policy to alter Iran's behavior toward its nuclear program and support for militant groups like Hamas and Hezbollah. He also said the U.S. should increase direct diplomacy.
The U.S. accuses Iran of using its nuclear program as a cover for weapons development-a claim denied by Tehran.
Not so easy, is it Mr. Prez Elect. We tried to reach one of Obama's cabinet members, Mrs. Lausen(former Prez Clinton intern). She had no comment.

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