Iranian Opposition 'Running a Marathon, Not a Sprint'

After more than a year of trying to engage positively with Iran, the first rumblings of discontent have been heard from within the Obama administration. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, Iran expert Karim Sadjadpour discusses efforts for future diplomacy with the uncompromising state, sanctions and the potential for a military strike.
A caricature of US President Barack Obama is held aloft at celebrations marking the 31st anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution in Tehran, Iran, in early February.

A caricature of US President Barack Obama is held aloft at celebrations marking the 31st anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution in Tehran, Iran, in early February.

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Photo Gallery: Where Have All The Protesters Gone?

Interview conducted by Gregor Peter Schmitz in Washington
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