Iran: Who is afraid of relations with the US?
payvand news / Bahman Aghai Diba

It is not difficult for any Iranian to see why Iran's national interests and the public good call for immediate restoration and expansion of ties with the United States. To say only some of the things that relations with the USA may bring for Iran, I might refer to....(author gives 14 reasons)...

However, there is a strong resistance in the present regime of Iran not to let the Iran-US relations get any better.   Strong interest groups within the Islamic Republic's political system do not share the aspirations of the Iranian people, whether in terms of relations with the US or many issues. These forces are aware that an opening could very well lead to the loss of several valuable things (author gives 3 reasons and identify 10 parties opposed to diplomatic relations).

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