Behind America's Sudden Overture To Iran

When Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright made a surprise overture to Iran on June 17, she had another Mideast nation on her mind as well--Iraq. By reaching out to Iran's moderate President, Mohammad Khatami, the U.S. aims to reshape the region's balance of power with a policy based on that ancient Arab axiom: The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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