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BBC: Iran’s Gulf of Misunderstanding with US

Thanks to HomeyRa for a link to this 25 Sep. article from the BBC’s Gordon Corera. Corera writes:

The firey rhetoric between Iran and the US of recent months has made it appear that the two countries are on a collision course. But did it have to be this way and could the two sides still sit down face to face?

In the wake of the 11 September 2001 attacks on the US, there were some tentative steps.

In Iran, vast crowds turned out on the streets and held candlelight vigils for the victims. Sixty-thousand spectators respected a minute’s silence…

…With a common enemy in the Taleban, the two found grounds to cooperate.

Could we hear that one more time?

What I like about this particular piece is that you would really never find the US-Iran relationship described this way in the American press, or in the Iranian press, I’d wager. It’s definitely worth the read.

No nation was ever so virtuous as each believes itself, and none
was ever so wicked as each believes the other.

—Bertrand Russell

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  1. homeyra said, on 10/28/06 at 3:35 am

    Glad to see that you found some interest in this article. Here are 2 more :)

    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/postglobal/ali_ettefagh/2006/10/dont_experiment_fix_the_econom.html#more
    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/postglobal/ali_ettefagh/2006/10/the_obsession_of_being_america.html#more

    US policies seen by an Iranian for whatever it’s worth.
    PS. As I cannot handle too many readers :) no need to link to my website in future. Thanks!!

  2. […] In the wake of the 11 September … I think it’s good article.Link to original article […]


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