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Iranian American Group: ‘Do We Want A Deal Or A War?’

Trita Parsi is founder and president of the National Iranian American Council. (www.tritaparsi.com)

Trita Parsi is founder and president of the National Iranian American Council. (www.tritaparsi.com)

Negotiate a deal or we’ll have another war in the Middle East — that’s what Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, says is at stake in the current negotiations with Iran over curbing its nuclear program.

Parsi has been talking to diplomats on both sides and he believes that what is taking shape in Geneva is a “durable deal that enhances America’s security and non-proliferation goals while making Iran much less hostile, and U.S. allies in the region much more safe.”

Parsi also sees this as a unique moment. He says that not only is Iran eager for a deal, Washington also needs one, because the sanctions that have brought Iran to the negotiating table could disintegrate.

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