New leader in Iran, but changes not likely to come overnight

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  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2013 3:14 p.m.

    No new wars. Last administration started two Trillion dollar boots on the ground wars.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    June 19, 2013 9:33 a.m.

    If Muslims are all the same, then why does the US have perfectly peaceful relations with some countries with high Islamic populations? Why are US cities with many Muslims no more violent than others? And wouldn't it be silly to hear a Muslim declare that there Is "no such thing as a moderate" Christian or Jew? Has twells ever MET a Muslim? If so, did he feel threatened?

  • twells Ogden, UT
    June 19, 2013 8:31 a.m.

    Wishfully thinking does not make it so. Once again we make assumptions about a religion that we know very little about. There is no such thing as a moderate Muslim. You are a Muslim or you are not. This is not Christianity nor Judaism. There is no grey area and the religion is not subject to personal interpretation. This is hard for Americans to accept. Our Culture allows all kinds of ideas and discussions. If you are a Muslim-there is only the way of Allah. The West is a land of infidels-we are not friends. Read the Koran. If you have not read the Koran then you truly do not know the way of the Iman.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    June 18, 2013 10:05 a.m.

    The warmongers of the two main parties of the USA always appear to be in the majority. they always vote for wars under whatever name they describe them at the time.

    It is to be hoped that this man in Iran is more moderate. The people are indeed divided on Westernization and have been for a long time now. It is to be hoped that these people will be better represented than they, and often we, have been in the past in their governmental institutions. The insistence on the continued development of nuclear power as a condition of better relations with the West is not comforting, whether it is made in an effort to conciliate "hardliners" in Iran or not.

    Somehow the prospect of witnessing hotheads and scoundrels in both hemispheres bringing about accelerated slaughter and hatred between East and West seems almost assured.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 18, 2013 10:05 a.m.

    One terrorist out, another terrorist in.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    June 18, 2013 8:45 a.m.

    One Vote, where next, how about the left starting the war? Not Iran, well try Syria. Don't think your side is any better when they have power, because it's obvious they're not.

  • Gregory Hill Richboro, PA
    June 18, 2013 8:25 a.m.

    This editorial is thoughtful and well balanced. The nuclear issue, and issues related to Israel, are the ones most likely to torpedo improvements in the US relationship with Iran. If this new leader is willing to provide the full and free inspections that would allow the world to be satisfied that Iran will not seek nuclear weapons, and that its nuclear program truly will be used solely to generate electricity, perhaps progress can be made.

    Tensions are likely to remain over Israel, and those will not be solved quickly, if ever.

    I would hope that all Americans, wherever we reside in the political spectrum, understand that war with Iran would be horrible for us and for Iran and for the world. It is not something anyone in his or her right mind should lightly contemplate.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    June 18, 2013 12:01 a.m.

    This will make it hard for the right to start a war there. Where next?