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Rumor mill: Kerry to Tehran?

The Cable is picking up some chatter today around town that Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry is offering to travel to Tehran to try to broker a last-ditch agreement with the Iranian regime regarding its nuclear program. It’s an interesting idea considering Kerry’s role in representing the administration after the recent Afghan presidential ...

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US Senator John Kerry speaks during a press conference at the Bella center in Copenhagen on December 16, 2009 on the 10th day of the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference. US Senator John Kerry urged the Copenhagen climate summit Wednesday to ensure transparent action by China, India and other emerging nations, calling it crucial to ensuring support in Washington. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Cable is picking up some chatter today around town that Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry is offering to travel to Tehran to try to broker a last-ditch agreement with the Iranian regime regarding its nuclear program.

It’s an interesting idea considering Kerry’s role in representing the administration after the recent Afghan presidential election. But Iran isn’t Afghanistan and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is no Hamid Karzai

And after all, he does seem to be the administration’s point man on negotiations over new Iran sanctions.

One Middle East insider told The Cable that Kerry pitched the idea to the White House and the White House was thinking it over.

National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer couldn’t confirm or deny the story and Senate Foreign Relations staff declined to comment.

Kerry is in Copenhagen today. Let’s see what happens…

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