Diplomacy

Iran Spurns Obama

Hold the olive branch: The Associated Press reports that Iran’s supreme leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei, has rejected the overture that President Obama made by video to the Iranian people this week. "They chant the slogan of change but no change is seen in practice. We haven't seen any change," Khamenei said in a speech before a crowd that chanted “death to America.” "They say we have stretched a hand toward Iran. ... If a hand is stretched covered with a velvet glove but it is cast iron inside, that makes no sense," Khamenei said.