IRAN UPDATE….So how do things stand with Iran? Laura Rozen attended a CFR speech by Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nick Burns yesterday and reports back:

All were looking to Washington’s top Iran envoy for a signal about what the Bush administration plans to do on the Iran nuclear issue over the next ten months….And Burns did deliver a fairly clear message on that question. He said that he did not think the Iran nuclear issue would be resolved by the end of the Bush administration and would still be outstanding when a new administration takes office.

“I don’t think conflict with Iran is inevitable,” Burns said. “There is plenty of space for diplomacy.”

“I think the issue plays out well beyond 2009,” Burns said.

There’s more at the link.