Iranian Leader Urges Dialogue in Washington Post Op-Ed
Ahead of a visit to the U.N. General Assembly next week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani decided to take a page out of Vladimir Putin’s playbook — and not the one dedicated to manly photo-ops with tigers and deep-sea submersibles. In an Op-Ed in the Washington Post, the moderate cleric urges world leaders to engage with Iran in constructive dialogue and to pursue “win-win outcomes” rather than “brute force” tactics to combat terrorism and other global problems. The article is but the latest effort by Rouhani to reset relations between Iran and the West. No word yet on whether John McCain plans to respond in the Tehran Times.