Obama says he was among the millions who drew inspiration from Mandela’s life
Obama says Mandela “achieved more than could be expected of any man” describes him as a “profoundly good” human being
President Obama will make a statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela at 5:20 pm ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Despite humiliation, solitary confinement and having a gun held to his head during the U.S. Embassy crisis in Iran three decades ago, former hostage Bruce Laingen still favors diplomacy with Tehran.
The most senior diplomat at the embassy when it was seized by Islamist students in 1979, Laingen argued for years afterward for opening dialogue with Iran and backs the talks that led to a breakthrough agreement over Tehran’s nuclear program in the early hours of Sunday in Geneva.