Saturday, February 17, 2007

Talk to Rafsanjani

Maybe Bush should talk to Rafsanjani. In The Jerusalem Post Friday the former Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani said he would be willing to "remove obstacles" blocking negotiations with the U.S. if Washington showed "good will."

Rafsanjani in recent weeks has said differences between Iran and the West need to be resolved through "dialogue and wisdom." It is not clear whether he is speaking for Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's ultimate authority, particularly in foreign policy, or simply trying to assert his own influence over the country's complex and constantly shifting political terrain.
Rafsanjani certainly sounds more amenable to diplomacy and talks than Ahmadinejad.

theteach :)

1 comment:

Al S. E. said...

President Ahmadinejad's views are summarized on this website: