US-Iran dialogue key to ME stability: ElBaradei

Mohamed ElBaradei, former vice president for international relations, tweeted on Saturday that the beginning dialogue between the United States and Iran is important for stability in the Middle East.
 
“US-Iran ‘Grand Bargain’ dialogue key to ME stability was on the table for years. Hyping & failed policies in between,” ElBaradei tweeted.
 
ElBaradei then called on both parties not to “miss the opportunity.”
 
US President Barack Obama held on Friday a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rohani, within the diplomatic efforts to find a solution on concerns about Iran's nuclear program.
 
Obama said that this is the first contact between the US and an Iranian presidents since 1979.
 
He added that there is a unique opportunity to make progress with the new government in Iran on the issue.
 
 
Edited translation from al-Masry al-Youm