Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Winds of change in Iran? An outspoken reformist legislator and advocate of talks with the United States was elected first deputy speaker of Iran's parliament on Wednesday. Behzad Nabavi was one of the Iranian officials who negotiated the release of 52 Americans held hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran following the 1979 Islamic revolution. He has advocated talks with Washington to end more than two decades of estrangement between the two countries.

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