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Springtime for Mullahs

The Geneva talks rehabilitate Iran's beleaguered regime.

From Geneva yesterday come all kinds of good diplomatic vibrations. Iran may allow U.N. inspectors into a recently unveiled uranium-enrichment plant "within two weeks." Another meeting will be held before month's end. A "freeze" on sanctions was bruited about. In an appearance at the White House, President Obama sounded sober but hopeful, calling the direct American talks with the Islamic Republic "a constructive beginning" toward "serious and meaningful engagement."

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was presumably in even better spirits at his remarkable change of fortune. A month ago, Iran's president was struggling to cement his grip on power after stealing an election and repressing nationwide protests. A week ago, the disclosure of the secret facility near Qom highlighted Iran's chronic prevarication and raised calls for more sanctio

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Added: Oct-2-2009 Occurred On: Oct-2-2009
By: pisscookie
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Iran, Middle East
Tags: Mullahs, Springtime, Iran, Obama, Ahmadinejad, Geneva, Qom, IAEA, Gadhafi
Location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland (load item map)
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