May 30, 2014
Iran's Dubious Digital Revolution
Tom Risen, US News & World Report
The Associated Press
Rouhani's diplomatic outreach to the U.S. also has made him appear as a breath of fresh air for the West compared to his more conservative predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He has shelved the traditional aggressive rhetoric about Iranian rival Israel, dismissing the idea of invading other nations during a military parade in April. The U.S. has not had diplomatic relations with Iran since the 1979 hostage crisis at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, but President Barack Obama and Rouhani took a historic step by talking on the phone in September.
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