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Negotiations preferable to war

Friday, 8 November 2013

An Asre Iran article declares that “there is no way around negotiations, either before or after war” and it should be before rather than after: since the dawn of human history, wars and conflicts have been an integral part of international relations. The more the world progresses and the relationship between peoples around the world become more sensitive, wars have become more limited. At the same time, they have become larger and more damaging. A common point in nearly all modern wars is that they end around the negotiating table with the signing of an agreement on paper…wars are designed solely to improve the diplomats’ bargaining power. Even today, there is no avoiding international disputes, and there are only two ways of overcoming these disputes: war and talk. Some will try the first way, will fight and only after having changed the initial conditions, will move on to the second path of discourse. There are others who choose from the beginning to take the more logical approach of discourse, without harming each other, behaving in a civilized manner and will avoid bloodshed. If the decision-makers on both sides are intelligent and do not deny the interests of the other side, they will be capable of defining their common ground to increase cooperation and the benefit to both sides will be moving away from war. Instead of being injured and bloodied, they will come to the table in clean clothes. Anyone trying to avoid negotiations must know that there will be war. If they are not completely destroyed, they will eventually return to the negotiating table. People should therefore choose negotiations in order to prevent war and not negotiations after war has taken place.”


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  • Published: 13 days ago on Friday, 8 November 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: November 8, 2013 @ 2:05 pm
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    • http://www.asriran.com/fa/news/302541/%DA%AF%D8%B1%DB%8C%D8%B2%DB%8C-%D8%A7%D8%B2-%D9%85%D8%B0%D8%A7%DA%A9%D8%B1%D9%87-%D9%86%DB%8C%D8%B3%D8%AA-%DB%8C%D8%A7-%D9%82%D8%A8%D9%84-%D8%A7%D8%B2-%D8%AC%D9%86%DA%AF-%DB%8C%D8%A7-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%A7%D8%B2-%D8%AC%D9%86%DA%AF

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