Wow. Maybe, just maybe the sanctions might work......
[color=rgb(74,74,74);font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;]On September 18th the Iranian government released 11 prominent political prisoners, including Nasrin Sotoudeh, a human-rights lawyer, and Feizollah Arabsorkhi, a former commerce minister and member of a reformist political party. Many others remain locked up.[/color]
[color=rgb(74,74,74);font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;]In written messages, Mr Rohani spoke directly to his enemies and ostensibly did so with humility and goodwill. He wrote a private letter to President Barack Obama, who sent one back. He also tweeted new yearâ€™s greetings to Jews celebrating the festival of Rosh Hashanah. Western social-media sites including Twitter and Facebook were temporarily unblocked in Iran, though users still reported problems gaining access to them.[/color]
[color=rgb(74,74,74);font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;]Making his intentions clearer still, Mr Rohani told commanders of the Revolutionary Guard Corps, a paramilitary outfit that handles the sharp end of foreign relations, to stay out of politics.[/color]