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Rumor mill: Kerry to Tehran?

The Cable is picking up some chatter today around town that Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry is offering to travel to Tehran to try to broker a last-ditch agreement with the Iranian regime regarding its nuclear program.

It's an interesting idea considering Kerry's role in representing the administration after the recent Afghan presidential election. But Iran isn't Afghanistan and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is no Hamid Karzai

And after all, he does seem to be the administration's point man on negotiations over new Iran sanctions.

One Middle East insider told The Cable that Kerry pitched the idea to the White House and the White House was thinking it over.

National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer couldn't confirm or deny the story and Senate Foreign Relations staff declined to comment.

Kerry is in Copenhagen today. Let's see what happens...

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