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July 7, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER and DOYLE McMANUS, Times Staff Writers
Iran has sent at least three envoys since last December to open discussions on establishing a relationship with the United States, but two were rejected by the Americans and the third collapsed, according to an Iranian-American scholar who served as a go-between. Secretary of State George P. Shultz this week publicly announced his willingness to begin a "direct dialogue" with Iran and said the United States has had a number of "probes" from Iran through third parties.
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April 16, 1998 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the most sweeping initiative toward Tehran by a U.S. official since Iran's 1979 revolution, a ranking congressional Democrat called Wednesday for the White House and Congress to take far-reaching steps to end containment of Iran and open the way to restoring diplomatic ties. By proposing strong steps to hasten the thaw in relations, Rep. Lee H. Hamilton (D-Ind.
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February 6, 1989
Iranian President Ali Khamenei said that diplomatic relations with Washington will not be possible until the United States abandons its hostile posture toward Iran, Tehran Radio said. "There can be no change in our stance against America, unless there is a change in American foreign policy toward Iran," the official broadcast quoted Khamenei as saying.
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February 6, 1989
Iranian President Ali Khamenei said that diplomatic relations with Washington will not be possible until the United States abandons its hostile posture toward Iran, Tehran Radio said. "There can be no change in our stance against America, unless there is a change in American foreign policy toward Iran," the official broadcast quoted Khamenei as saying.
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October 1, 1988 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writers
Secretary of State George P. Shultz said Friday that the United States is ready for direct diplomatic contacts with Iran, but only to underline Washington's longstanding demand for an end to the Iran-Iraq War, a halt in Tehran's support for terrorism and the release of Western hostages in Lebanon.
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April 16, 1998 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the most sweeping initiative toward Tehran by a U.S. official since Iran's 1979 revolution, a ranking congressional Democrat called Wednesday for the White House and Congress to take far-reaching steps to end containment of Iran and open the way to restoring diplomatic ties. By proposing strong steps to hasten the thaw in relations, Rep. Lee H. Hamilton (D-Ind.
NEWS
October 1, 1988 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writers
Secretary of State George P. Shultz said Friday that the United States is ready for direct diplomatic contacts with Iran, but only to underline Washington's longstanding demand for an end to the Iran-Iraq War, a halt in Tehran's support for terrorism and the release of Western hostages in Lebanon.
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July 7, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER and DOYLE McMANUS, Times Staff Writers
Iran has sent at least three envoys since last December to open discussions on establishing a relationship with the United States, but two were rejected by the Americans and the third collapsed, according to an Iranian-American scholar who served as a go-between. Secretary of State George P. Shultz this week publicly announced his willingness to begin a "direct dialogue" with Iran and said the United States has had a number of "probes" from Iran through third parties.
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