delegation, said on Sunday she hoped their presence in the country can
help to kick-start talks between arch-foes Washington and Tehran.
hope that we can be a bridge to open a dialogue between the two
countries", Bening, wearing a black traditional hejab and headscarf,
She is part of a team of film-makers and actors
from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the
organisation which stages the annual Oscars, that is currently on a
week-long visit to the Islamic republic.
PS Note the hail of neocon rage at Roger Cohen for his hopeful reports from Iran's Jewish communities. (Thanks to Mohammad of Vancouver).