March 7, 2012

Iran's Supreme Leader Ready to Talk?

Matthew Duss, Center for American Progress

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If Khamenei has now once again established himself as the unquestioned arbiter of Iran's politics, as election reports suggest, he may feel more confident in allowing his representatives to engage with the P5+1 countries on the nuclear issue in a way that they have thus far been unwilling to do.

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