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Iran looks back with eyes on the future

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Iran looks back with eyes on the future


Iran marked the 30th anniversary of the overthrow of the Shah and the creation of the Islamic state of Iran with a day of parades and speeches.

As the country remembers its recent past the future is very much to the fore with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calling for talks with the United States based on mutual respect. Washington has said it sees the possibility of diplomatic openings with Tehran, making a break with the Bush administration, which looked to isolate the country.
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