He fell short of making this a precondition for talks, a requirement that had scuttled earlier attempts at negotiation.
“There was a lot of negotiation like that going on,” agrees Colleen Harris, who was her deputy.
Ezra Klein tweeted earlier today that it appears that Obama is once again opening a negotiation at the other side's halfway point.
“Sounds like a negotiation to me,” said a top man at a rival network.
The message was clear: no to negotiation, no to recognition, no to compromise.
I failed in my first negotiation; I do not mean to fail in the second.
The merchants and the buyer only smiled at this interruption; and went on with the negotiation.
We shall not follow out in detail the shifting phases of the negotiation, but we will come at once to its closing passage.
The intervention of the broker in this negotiation is delightfully suggestive.
Men had been impressed, and he held it to be the duty of the House to take notice of it by war or negotiation.
early 15c., from Old French negociacion "business, trade," and directly from Latin negotiationem (nominative negotiatio) "business, traffic," noun of action from past participle stem of negotiari "carry on business, do business, act as a banker," from negotium "a business, employment, occupation, affair (public or private)," also "difficulty, pains, trouble, labor," literally "lack of leisure," from neg- "not" (see deny) + otium "ease, leisure." The sense expansion from "doing business" to also include "bargaining" about anything took place in Latin.