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Eric McCann – The Guardian | A few days later, the Two Presidents had a 15 minute phone call and a Tweet fest where they discussed New York City traffic jams (and just maybe nuclear power and proliferation). Feeling the pressure of the Basiji for his wearing “Bad Hijab”, one President took his Tweets back. I wonder who ran Rouhani’s security detail?
Fouad Ajami – Bloomberg | Mr. Ajami believes that Obama has already been outwitted by Rouhani. His most poignant statement:
To paraphrase Winston Churchill, who once proclaimed that he hadn’t become the king’s first minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the empire, Rohani hasn’t risen to the presidency of Iran to barter away the regime’s nuclear assets.
Fredrik Dahl – Reuters | Talks have resumed in Vienna between the IAEA and Iran, and actually went somewhere! Negotiations are expected to continue between the IAEA, U.S. and Iran in Geneva (and later the P5+1). President Rouhani says he wants quick results.
Jeffrey Goldberg – Bloomberg | The good doctor seems to have quite the sense of humor! Sadly, he was right about the Giants (hey, I always have the Jets!). I hope that Rouhani got out of Bloomingdales long enough to take a chopper ride.
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