May 17, 2014

The Iran You're Not Hearing About

Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

His is a much more nuanced perspective than anything currently found in Ottawa. But then, he’s been to Iran and talked to people, rather than approaching the country with a closed mind and an eye on domestic votes.

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