by Robert Maddox (Letters To The Editor, Crescent International Vol. 42, No. 6, Ramadan, 1434)
The election of Dr Hassan Rohani as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran has aroused great hopes, not least in the West. Dr Rohani will be well advised to deal with the devil with caution.
Dr. Hassan Rohani’s election as Iran’s president has not only exposed the West’s hypocrisy — most officials had decried the elections before the result was announced — but there is also a mad scramble now to appear reasonable by saying they want to talk to him. The US is leading the charge. American hypocrisy and doubletalk are legendary. Barack Obama is a compulsive liar. He cannot be trusted. Dr. Rohani should be extremely cautious in taking the Americans at their word. He should demand that they prove through deeds what they say they will do.
Detroit, MI, US