October 21, 2011

Influential Iran Faction Pushing U.S. Talks

Thomas Erdbrink, Washington Post

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Iran's rulers, led by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, continue to refuse any negotiations in which they would have to compromise. But an influential faction is now pushing for back-channel talks with the United States as a step toward lowering the tensions raised by U.S. allegations about an Iranian assassination plot.

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TAGGED: Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Ali Khamenei, Iran

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