Iranian presidential hopeful Hassan Rohani has raised the possibility of establishing direct relations with the United States so long as national interests are not compromised.
Barack Obama has sent a message to Iranians in Iran and around the world celebrating Norooz and urged Iran to take “immediate and meaningful steps” to convince the international community of the peaceful nature of its nuclear activities.
Wrestling World Cup competitions in Tehran recently came to an end and, according to Iranian state media, “valiant men” of the Islamic Republic lifted Americans with their hands and hurled them to the ground. They also defeated the Russians in Freestyle Wrestling and became “world champions.”
Iran’s representative at the United Nations has warned that the intensification of sanctions on Iran could disrupt the progress of international talks over Iran’s nuclear activities.