“The escalating crisis between Iran and the United States belongs on the bilateral summit table, not at the United Nations Security Council. This is true even if Iran rejects the current multilateral incentive package of the big powers. Months of threats and brinkmanship by both nations illustrate the need for face-to-face, behind-closed-doors diplomacy. The acrimony and posturing that greeted the recent letter sent by Iranian President Ahmadinejad to President George Bush reinforce the need for summit discussions of a broad range of issues.”