Thursday, November 6, 2008

Iran leader offers Obama landmark congratulations

TEHRAN, Iran, Thu Nov 06, 05:42 PM

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday congratulated Barack Obama on his election win — the first time an Iranian leader has offered such wishes to a U.S. president-elect since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

An analyst said Ahmadinejad's message was a gesture from the hard-line president that he is open to some sort of reconciliation with the U.S.

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