What Iranians Say Now About the US

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/22/opinion/sunday/what-iranians-say-now-about-the-great-satan.html?hpw&rref=opinion&_r=0&_r=0

“The reactions I received as an American traveling for 10 days in Tehran, Isfahan and Qum mirrored Iran’s politics and posture in this moment — there is a serious, even eager, interest in reconnecting with the West, even as Iranians struggle with three decades of poisoned relations…One important voice in advancing that transformation is Grand Ayatollah Youssef Saanei..He endorsed the nuclear deal and said that, “today the people in power in Iran and the people in power in the United States should forgive each other, should forget the past and start the friendship.””

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