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Dateline: US-Iranian Relations - 2001-12-04

With all eyes on the latest Israeli-Palestinian flareup, the United States is seeking any nation which can help diplomatic efforts in the Middle East or in the global fight against terrorism.

One such nation might be a former enemy, Iran. Iran was quick to offer condolences following the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States and American leaders welcomed the warm words. Then, there was a handshake in New York between top diplomatic officials.

VOA's Sonja Pace has just been in Tehran and discusses the debate there over U.S. Iranian relations on this edition of Dateline.