Iran: The Fix Is In
Since Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is urging Iranians to accept Ahmadinejad’s “victory,” it seems that he will likely continue in office. Farhad, tweeting from Iran has some interesting, ongoing commentary and links. The US is closely monitoring the election results and reiterating the offer for dialogue.
A senior U.S. official reiterated Washington’s offer for talks with Iran over a range of issues, from Afghanistan and Iraq to disputes over its nuclear program that Tehran says is for peaceful purposes.
“We encourage the Iranian government to seize this opportunity to engage directly with the United States,” the senior official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters.
Washington is looking for opportunities to deal directly with Iran. One possibility could be at a meeting of Group of Eight foreign ministers on Afghanistan and Pakistan in Italy later this month. Clinton is expected to attend and Iran will be invited to the meeting.
Canada is also closely monitoring the situation and urging a “fair and transparent” counting of ballots. Is it just I who finds it amusing that the United States, including its most conservative factions, wanted the more liberal Mirhossein Mousavi to win?Click here for reuse options!
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