October 21, 2011
Influential Iran Faction Pushing U.S. Talks
Thomas Erdbrink, Washington Post
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.
TAGGED: Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Ali Khamenei, Iran