[Marxism] Rouhani-Obama Chat Provokes Cheers, Protest In Iran

Marv Gandall marvgand2 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 28 08:13:49 MDT 2013

On 2013-09-28, at 8:36 AM, Louis Proyect wrote:
> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/28/rouhani-obama-cheer-protest_n_4008049.html

Rouhani's efforts to secure a rapprochement with the US date back to his secret meetings in 1986 with Oliver North and Reagan's national security advisor Robert McFarlane. Here's a fascinating recent account of their meetings which formed part of what later became known as the Iran-Contra Scandal. Rouhani's caution about provoking a backlash from regime conservatives was also very much in evidence then.


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