Zitate von Dennis Ross
Geburtstag: 26. November 1948
Dennis B. Ross ist ein US-amerikanischer Diplomat, der vor allem durch seine Rolle als Unterhändler im Nahost-Friedensprozess in den 1990er Jahren bekannt wurde.
Zitate Dennis Ross
„With regard to the Iranians, we know that by not talking to Iran the U. S. did not improve the situation. Today Iran is a nuclear power - it doesn’t have nuclear weapons yet, but in 2001 it was not yet able to convert uranium or uranium gas, it didn’t have a single centrifuge. Now it’s stockpiling highly enriched uranium. So the current approach of not talking hasn’t worked. There’s no guarantee that if you talk you’ll succeed, but if you don’t talk you will fail.“
„You don’t talk to Ahmadinejad. First of all, he’s not the decision maker. When Senator Obama suggests that he would be prepared to meet with him, he says such a meeting first has to be prepared. What he means is that you have to coordinate with your allies - all your allies. Secondly, it means you have to check whether you can put together an agenda for a lower-level meeting. If it becomes clear that you can’t put together such an agenda, then you don’t hold a meeting at a high level - the presidential level - because it’s not going to lead anywhere. But if you can produce something that you know will lead somewhere, then it’s silly not to do that.“
— Dennis Ross
Haaretz, October 23, 2008. http://www.normanfinkelstein.com/g-d-help-us-if-this-resolutely-dull-as-dishwater-solid-b-cliche-ridden-power-groveling-middle-aged-windbag-whose-only-known-professional-accomplishment-was-controlling-his-bowel-movements-during/