Hadi Mirror

I am an Iranian journalist and blogger, studied Sociology, with interests and experiences in New Media and citizen journalism. I cover Iran on Global Voices here: http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/hadi-nili. I'm on twitter @ HadiMirror.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inauguration in Washington DC; Live from IRIB

In Tehran, for the first time since the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iranian state-run TV broadcasted a U.S. presidential inauguration and interviewed Iranians after the Obama speech.

A middle-aged man wearing a simple jacket said he was not surprised that Mr. Obama had not specifically mentioned the Israeli offensive against Gaza.

But another younger Tehrani said,"at least he is not aggressive in his talk as Bush used to be."

The two countries have had no diplomatic relations for three decades and some Iranians hope that their government will have a harder time demonizing an Obama administration than the Bush team.

Full Coverage on how World reacts to the new U.S. president

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