THE WORLDPOST
04/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Clinton Doubtful That Iran Will Respond To Any Kind Of Diplomatic Engagement

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday expressed doubts in a private meeting with an Arab counterpart that the Obama administration's outreach to Iran would be successful.

Clinton "said she is doubtful that Iran will respond to any kind of engagement and opening the hand out and reaching out to them," said a senior State Department official, who requested anonymity because he was describing a closed-door conversation.

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