18 Jun 2013
Moderate cleric and former nuclear negotiator, Hassan Rouhani has won the recent Iranian presidential election. Iran's new president is urging greater engagement with the West, but will the West reciprocate. What will America's response to Iran's nuclear programme under a moderate leader be? Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett, authors of a new book, 'Going to Tehran', which challenges all the conventional wisdom about Iran and its nuclear programme, argue that Iran would like to engage on the basis of mutual respect with the America, but US foreign policy on Iran is not ready for an independent Middle East state.
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Editor’s Note: You might also be interested in "Iran Elects Moderate President Hassan Rouhani — Will U.S. Respond by Easing Crippling Sanctions?" from Democracy Now! and "No Substantial Iran Negotiations Possible Without Offer of a Suspension of Sanctions" from the The Real News Network.