OBAMA TO MEET NEW IRANIAN LEADER ROUHANI LIKE THEY ARE FRIENDS OR SOMETHING
September 17 2013
Washington, D.C. – The reality is that all conflicts, when they end, end with handshakes not with bombs. Throughout history all conflicts that didn’t result in the utter decimation of one side have been ended and resolved through some form of diplomacy, though of course military might often forces those diplomats to the negotiating table.
The conflict between the United States and Iran has been conflict, in one form or another, that has been raging for decades, since even before the revolution in 1979. That event certainly escalated the tensions between the two nations and has very much put them at odds in the most dramatic ways, now pushing them to the point of war, but it looks like there is at least a chance things could change.
President Obama has reportedly reached out to the new Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, hoping to broker a meeting between the two. That, if it happens, would be the first face-to-face meeting between the leaders of those two countries since the revolution and could, possibly, mark a change in the rough relationship between the two countries. Probably not of course, almost certainly not, but at least they seem to be trying which is something.
The meeting, if it were to happen, would be at the UN General Assembly next week where both men are expected to be in attendance.
Officials from the U.K. are also expected to meet with their counterparts from Iran which is unusual as well, though of course all eyes will be on the two Presidents if that does happen.
It’s believed extremely unlikely the two will be able to work out all, or any, of their differences during what will most likely be a very brief meeting.
“I guess this would be something if it comes to pass, that is a question of course, but it would certainly be something. At the very least it would not be nothing so that automatically makes it something because the opposite of nothing is something. At the very least they are talking about meeting and that is something, and that has already happened,” said Scrape TV International analyst Gustav Hander. “Of course it really won’t mean a ton if they do end up meeting, not really. It will be symbolic to be sure by symbolism really doesn’t mean all that much most of the time. It’s nice and all but what matters is real things, not symbols.”
The two nations have been fussing and feuding over nuclear stuff and that is unlikely to be resolved in the brief meeting.
“The important part of this is that the leaders of these two countries have not met in a long time and that is important. I think it would probably be more important if Obama met with Khamenei, the Ayatollah, because he is actually in charge but this would still be notable,” continued Hander. “Either way, they aren’t going to just work out their differences, that’s for sure. There’s a long way to go before that happens and they haven’t even really started down that path yet.”
The whole thing still could, and probably will, fall apart.
Mike Michaels, American Correspondent