I am not surprised that Iranian President Hassan Rowhani has demanded that the United States apologize for its past behavior before opening embassies in each others' capitals. Washington seems desperate to gain Tehran’s friendship, and is willing to meet its demands. The only price Iran paid was accepting to freeze its nuclear program. Washington deemed this a great achievement tantamount to the rapprochement with China or destroying the Berlin Wall!
What does Rowhani want the United States to apologize for? During the past decades of tense relations, most victims have been AmericanAbdulrahman al-Rashed
Tehran may be demanding an apology for U.S. support of the shah before the revolution. In that case, Washington must apologize to the Iranian people for abandoning himAbdulrahman al-Rashed