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Heard In Iran: A New US-Iran Relationship

A New US-Iran Relationship
November 29 -- Stanford Professor Abbas Milani says Obama has already changed the dynamic of U.S.-Iranian relations by expressing readiness for talks without preconditions. Now, he says, the ball is in Iran's court to show that it is ready for serious talks. [Read more about the changing U.S.-Iranian relationship in English]
Living with AIDS in Tehran
December 1 -- On World AIDS Day, an HIV-positive young man in Tehran told Radio Farda that Iranians "are not well-informed about AIDS because there is little education." As a result, he says, society looks at those infected with the disease as guilty of something terrible. [Read more in Persian]
Iran's Inflation Rate Highest in Region
December 1 -- According to a Tehran-based economist, "Skyrocketing prices and unemployment are putting enormous pressure on the Iranian people." [Listen to the story in Persian]
More Crackdowns on Students
November 27 -- Following the detention of students from Allameh Tabatabai University, their lawyer told Radio Farda that authorities "have asked the students to promise, in writing, that they would end their protests, not return to the university, and hold no rallies on Student Day." [Hear the interview in Persian]
Celebrating Iranian-American Achievements
December 1 -- Iranians who came to America in the past 30 years have become one of the most successful groups in the nation, according to the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA). The organization attributes their success to the "opportunities provided by a free American society." [Read more about Iranian-American achievements in Persian]