Who Speaks for Iran?

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In the aftermath of September 11, Iran was surprisingly sympathetic to the United States, but when President Bush included Iran in his "axis of evil," chants of "death to America" returned to the streets. Although Afghanistan's interim leader Hamid Karzai has called the two countries to resolve their differences, Iran is divided. Hard-line clerics see America as the enemy of the Islamic revolution. Reformers want more democracy, social freedom and some kind of rapprochement with the US. Despite all the rhetoric, is there still a chance for improved relations with the US and Israel, and for peace and stability in the Middle East? We consider who speaks for Iran, with an Iranian reformer and hard-liner, and international observers.
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Business Week

Federal Reserve Board

US House Committee on Financial Services

Presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Expediency Discernment Council of the (Iranian) System

American Israel Public Affairs Committee

Council on Foreign Relations

2002 Winter Olympic Games

BBC World Service

Korea Herald



Warren Olney