October 17, 2013

...AND FASTER...:

Why a little-noticed chat between the US and Iran is a big deal (Scott Peterson, October 17, 2013, CS Monitor)

When Presidents Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani had their historic phone call in late September, the news was met with amazement and a flood of news coverage. But when Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and top US negotiator Wendy Sherman held an hour-long meeting on the sidelines of nuclear talks in Geneva this week, it prompted barely a murmur.


The disparity between the reactions to each event indicate how quickly such headline-grabbing contact is turning relatively routine. When asked about the US-Iran meeting in Geneva, Iranian officials said it was "no big deal," as if it were just another day at the office. 

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