California Forum

February 24, 2013

Pia Lopez: Lack of trust is barrier to stable Mideast

More than three decades ago this month, the shah of Iran was overthrown, and the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ushered in a Shiite theocracy. Nine months later, Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 52 hostages, holding them for 444 days. We've been in a quasi-war with Iran ever since.

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