US, Iran now inching toward dialogue Staff
Posted: Sep 19, 2013 8:38 AM
Diplomatic gestures from Washington and Tehran are raising the possibility of a meeting between President Obama and Iran’s new leader. The White House says there are no current plans for Obama and Iranian President Hasan Rouhani to meet at the U.N. General Assembly later this month. But Iran’s decision Wednesday to release eight political prisoners is being viewed as an attempt at outreach to the White House. If a meeting occurs, it would fulfill Obama’s 2008 campaign promise to engage with Iran.