Iran's supreme leader opens way for new Iranian President Rouhani's outreach to Washington

  • by: BRIAN MURPHY , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 19, 2013 - 2:05 PM

TEHRAN, Iran — There's no mistaking the desire of Iran's new president and his allies to open greater contacts with Washington over nuclear talks and possibly other regional crises such as Syria. The messages that really matter, though, come from the ultimate decision-maker in Tehran: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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