The Canadian PressSeptember 20, 2013 15:46
BANFF, Alta. - A diplomatic breakthrough between the West and Iran could be in sight, says the man who served as Canada's ambassador in Tehran during the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Ken Taylor called Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, a "remarkable man" who is both familiar with the West and has the trust of his country's top Islamic clerics.
"At this moment — I think without sounding too naive or forgetting about the Iranian performance up to now — we could be on the brink of a breakthrough," the former diplomat told the Global Business Forum in Banff, Alta., Friday.