The New York Times
Iran President-Elect Wants to Ease Strains With U.S., but Sees No Direct Talks
June 17, 2013
By Thomas Erdbrink
President-elect Hassan Rowhani of Iran after speaking at a press conference in Teheran on Monday for the first time since his election victory.
In his first news conference after winning Friday’s presidential election promising more freedoms and better relations with the outside world, Mr. Rowhani called the issue of nonexistent relations between Iran and the United States “an old wound, which must be healed.”
Iran, he said, wants to reduce tensions between the two