By Micah HalpernI've Been Thinking:
Der Spiegel has reported that Iran might be willing to shut down their nuclear enrichment plant in exchange for a lifting of sanctions against them.
The idea was floated by the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, Ali Akbar Salehi. He indicated that Iran's new president will make the proposal at the end of September when he is in NYC for the UN General Assembly. Salehi referred to a "compromise" and said that among the leadership in Iran there has always a movement for compromise.
Hassan Rouhani, when he was elected this summer as the new president of Iran, promised to change the way Iran was perceived in the world. And he promised to break the sanctions.
This may be one of his initial steps in that direction.
Rouhani also pledged to change the tone and the course of his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Everyone should note that while Salehi is now head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization he was foreign minister under Ahmadinejad. He is the only carry over from the previous administration and he holds a PhD in nuclear engineering from MIT.
Salehi understands the United States very well having spent six years in Cambridge, MA.
Ironically, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in and out of MIT during the exact same six year period earning a bachelor's degree in architecture and a master's degree in management.
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