Obama wows the mullahs
I’ve been talking to people on the ground in Tehran. The political classes are gagging to talk to Obama. There’s a tremendous political struggle going on not to be the group that doesn’t get to talk to him.
It’s all very Iranian. Ultimately it will be down to the spiritual leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, to decide how to respond to Obama’s open hand. But in the meantime former Iranian president Rafsanjani is urging a government of national unity to provide the forum to engage with America.
In short, my friends are telling me Iran can’t wait to do business.