Diplomacy can influence Iran over nuclear program: US

AFP , Tuesday 31 Jan 2012

Iran's decisions on its nuclear program are shaped by a "cost-benefit approach" that provides a chance for diplomacy to influence Tehran's actions, the US intelligence chief said Tuesday.

"We judge Iran's nuclear decision-making is guided by a cost-benefit approach, which offers the international community opportunities to influence Tehran," James Clapper, director of national intelligence, told US senators in prepared remarks.

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