Talk is cheap. If there is anything the arab/persian is good at, it is talking to spare his life. But, making compromises with the devil will not get the west what they are after -- Peace. Politicians compromising without the guts to do what is necessary when the other side reneges on its com'promises' is useless for western objectives and useful for the opponents objectives. King Solomon said the greatest treasure of all is wisdom. Politicians are NOT known for their wisdom. .
from the article: Iran to give 'positive consideration' to direct talks with U.S.