Iran: Finally, a Crack in the Door

West German visitors find a newly conciliatory Tehran

The Persian Gulf war has dragged on without end, although not for want of peacemakers. During the past four years, many governments and organizations have offered to serve as intermediaries in the conflict between Iran and Iraq. But Iran has refused all help. The door has now opened a crack. After a two-day visit to Tehran, West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher reported last week that Iran was ready to "break through the ring of isolation" and "begin a political dialogue with the West."...

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