American politicians and others in the Middle east aren’t to excited about what can happen in talks to stop the Iranian’s Nuclear weapons pursuit for relaxed sanctions….
It seems that there are some in Iran who feel the same way…..
While the crowds that greated Iranian Presiant Rouhani where Not big…….
ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani leaves Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport upon his arrival from New York, on September 28, 2013.
Some the crowd where angry that their President had spoken of accommodation with America….
Others though, Where excited and praised their President for his efforts…..
One wonders how much time Rouhani will be given to pursue his push…..
One also wonders if others in Iran embrace the notion of No nuclear weapons as much as their President does…And will they let him keep his plan to NOT gain them?
Many Iranians seemed surprised but pleased by the possibility that the long troubled relationship could soon be mended.
“Hassan went to New York to bring back a message from Hussein,” Ali Zamani, a 52-year-old bank manager, said jokingly, referring to the first name of the Iranian president and Obama’s middle name. Hassan and Hussein are central figures in Shiite Islam, brothers who are revered as saints.
The Friday announcement, made via Rouhani’s Twitter account and verified by Iranian state media, capped a month of diplomatic moments between the United States and Iran that only weeks earlier seemed unfathomable. Both sides discussed their openness to begin direct talks in the days leading up to the General Assembly, but when Rouhani did not attend a luncheon for heads of state, many feared momentum would slow.
Newspapers picked up Friday’s news with evocative headlines. “Obama’s last minute call to Rouhani,” the reformist daily Shargh declared over a story that hailed the presidents for agreeing to prepare “the grounds for cooperation as soon as possible.”
Most dailies published large photographs of Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on their front pages Saturday. The images of the two men smiling were taken at ameeting of top diplomats held to discuss ways to resolve international concerns over Iran’s nuclear program.
Hard-line officials here wasted no time in offering their own interpretation of the events.
“The world’s respect for our president is a result of our nation’s resistance,” Ghasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, told the Fars News Agency on Saturday.
“Obama and Rouhani’s telephone conversation shows Iran’s power. When the U.S. president wants to talk with our president, it demonstrates that Iran’s position in the world is important,”
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