Saturday, October 04, 2008

Iran: US Think Tank to 'open in Tehran'

However, I don't
think it's such a good idea myself.

Washington has given rare approval for a research body to open an office in Iran, although it stressed United States policy had not changed.

The American Iranian Council was given a licence to establish a presence in Tehran by the US Treasury Department.

The Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control enforces US sanction on Iran.

The AIC is a policy think tank devoted to improving relations between the US and Iran, which have been mutually hostile since Iran's 1979 revolution.

Fomenting revolution is the only reason I can 'think' of for opening a think tank anywhere in Iran.