Time to rebuild good relations with Iran

The United States cut diplomatic ties with Iran in 1980, after Iranian students took 52 hostages at the U.S. embassy in Tehran and held them for 444 days.  But there is a back story that many Americans do not know. Today in Vienna, envoys from Iran and the world’s six major powers are gathering for a third round of talks about Iran’s nuclear program, which began with support from the United States.

On April 7, the Richmond Times Dispatch published my opinion piece offering the perspective that, while significant differences remain between the two countries, it is time to rebuild mutually respectful relationships with Iran, a former U.S. ally.

Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach, MCC Washington Office director, visits in Qom, Iran with Zahra, one of the Iranian women who plans to attend EMU's Summer Peacebuilding Institute in May

Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach, MCC Washington Office director, visits in Qom, Iran with Zahra, one of the Iranian women who plans to attend EMU’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute in May

 

 

 

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