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A new round in the ongoing battle between realists and neoconservative hawks over Iran policy got underway here Monday with the publication by a task force of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) of a new report urging Washington to engage Tehran on a selected range of issues of mutual concern
Jim Lobe, American correspondent, has written an article "Realists, Neocons in New Iran Argumen", which has been published in Antiwar.com. In his article, Lobe discusses the new report of "Council of Foreign Relations", in which the necessity of disbanding terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq has been emphasized. In a part of his article we read: "A new round in the ongoing battle between realists and neoconservative hawks over Iran policy got underway here Monday with the publication by a task force of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) of a new report urging Washington to engage Tehran on a selected range of issues of mutual concern. "Despite considerable political flux and popular dissatisfaction," the 79-page report said, "Iran is not on the verge of another revolution. Those forces that are committed to preserving Iran's current system remain firmly in control…" The report's recommendations are considered anathema to the neoconservative hawks who are closely associated with Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and who led the drive to war in Iraq. Indeed, its release was met with a furious attack by Michael Ledeen, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) who is particularly close to both former Defense Policy Board Chairman Richard Perle and Defense Undersecretary for Policy Douglas Feith, and who has long asserted that Iran is ripe for revolution by "democratic" forces that deserve U.S. support. Washington should press to clarify the status of al-Qaeda operatives detained by Tehran and in exchange for ensuring that the Iraq-based Iranian rebel group, Mujahideen-e-Khalq, is disbanded and its leaders brought to justice for terrorist acts."

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