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November 13, 2008
Iran skirts talks with Obama administration

Though Iran has called for direct talks without conditions in the past, its leaders are now backing away somewhat from President-elect Barack Obama, who has expressed more openness to discussions than the current president.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent Obama a letter congratulating the president-elect after his victory on Nov. 4, but harshly criticized the U.S. in a speech on Wednesday.

Washington Post contributor Thomas Erdbrink speaks with Martin Savidge from Tehran about Iranian motivation, Ahmadinejad’s public image in Iran leading up to spring elections and the timing of recent Iranian missile tests.

Watch our interview with President Ahmadinejad: Ahmadinejad denounces atomic agency authority.

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