Iran vows it won't trade in uranium
Iran's establishment has split into rival camps in the run-up to tomorrow's resumption of nuclear talks, and no one has a better view of the divide than the Islamic republic's chief negotiator.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif checked into a hospital last week suffering from stress he blamed on conservative newspapers at home. Zarif said he was misquoted as part of a backlash against President Hassan Rouhani's drive to promote U.S.-Iranian reconciliation at the United Nations last month.
At Tehran University last week, Friday prayers turned into a demonstration against détente. The chants of “Death to America” were encouraged by prayer leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami. “As long as there is American evil, this slogan will endure across the nation,” Khatami said, according to Fars news agency. The previous week, the imam had quelled similar chants.
Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry said in London on Sunday “the window for diplomacy is cracking open”, in comments via satellite to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee summit in California. “But I want you to know that our eyes are open, too,” Kerry said.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Antarctica yields life in extremist of conditions, so what about on another planet?
- Terror strikes Somalia hotel
- Conviction overturned in Italy murder case for Seattle woman
- Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say
- Airstrikes intensify in Yemen as Egypt, Saudis consider ground forces
- Copilot’s friends doubt Germanwings crash intentional
- Saudis start airstrikes against Yemen
- Alone at controls, Germanwings co-pilot sought to ‘destroy’ the plane
- Proposed deal would allow Iran to run centrifuges, prohibit building bomb
- Israel to release tax funds held over Palestinian Authority’s move to join the ICC
- Russians threaten Danish warships over NATO missile defense pact