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By Bloomberg News
Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, 7:54 p.m.
 

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.

 

 
 


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