You may not be aware of this (I wasn’t) but today is Iran’s national nuclear day. For a moment I considered suggesting ‘why can’t we all have national nuclear days?’ but I’ll leave that debate for another time.
Anyway it is today, and as part of a ceremony to mark it, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to announce advances in his country’s nuclear programmes….
This comes straight after the US, Russia, China, France, Germany and Britain announced they would ask EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana to approach Iran with the offer of new talks.
And once again the world’s feeling about Iran have been brought to the fore by this single issue. But is the nuclear debate preventing the watching world from knowing what kind of a country it is and what kind of people live there?
We’re going to try and match up your perceptions with what Iranians say is the reality and see how the two look next to each other.
A Times report on the difference between expectations and reality:
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