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Should Obama meet Ahmadinejad?

As a presidential candidate Barack Obama stressed his willingness to meet  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and to extend a hand of peace if Iran "unclenched its fist". But with the US stepping up its efforts to isolate Iran and to gain support for a new round of biting sanctions against Tehran, and Ahmadinejad's public posturing with his Syrian counterpart and the Hezbollah leader in Damascus, is it time for the two leaders to meet?

Published: 01 May 2010 07:28 GMT
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