Is Hassan Rouhani bringing Iran in from the cold?

Rouhani’s initiative has created a great deal of hope, but its enemies are already working to kill it.

UN Photo: Rick Bajornas
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at the General Assembly’s high-level meeting on nuclear disarmament on Sept. 26.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 10/02/2013 11:28 pm EDT
Last Updated: Thursday, 10/03/2013 9:21 pm EDT

When Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, came home from the United Nations General Assembly meeting last Friday, demonstrators at the Tehran airport threw eggs, shoes and stones. They had heard about his 15-minute phone conversation with United States President Barack Obama, and they were not pleased.

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