Republican Senator Chuck Hagel on talking to and about Iran:
You’ve got a new president, a new opportunity to do something bold here. Why not take that opportunity and do something bold? Iran is going to be a major influence in the future of Iraq. It already is. Who are we kidding when we think that they’re not? They are.
I would start engaging with American face-to-face dialogue. We’re not at negotiations yet, but opening that dialogue. This is a process. This needs to work. Every side has to give something here.