What is it about Iran's actions that have changed enough to persuade the U.S. government that the Iranian regime might be a regime in transition? Internally there has been no let-up in the regime's campaign of oppression against their own Iranian people: hanging people for a range of "crimes," from being gay to being a poet found guilty of "blasphemy". Iran has not released the four American hostages it continues to hold. This, in spite of last-minute requests from Iran to lift a ban on conventional weapons, acceded to by the members of the P5+1, wasting yet another abandoned opportunity actually to get something in return for their total surrender.
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