Video: Iran and U.S. Wrestling Diplomacy – Iranian Fans Go Crazy for U.S. Team

The Iranian and U.S. wrestling teams have provided both countries with a rare opportunity...

W ith the constant barrage of negative, often inaccurate and even downright misleading propaganda that the mainstream media constantly puts out about Iran, most Americans would probably find it surprising that Iranians harbor no ill will for the American people.

The Iranian and U.S. wrestling teams have provided both countries with a rare opportunity to see that this is the case, through an ancient sport that has the potential to form bonds between the people, if not the politicians.

Let this stand as a proud moment of connection and sportsmanship in contrast to a vast sea of shameful nastiness perpetrated by the governments of these two proud nations.

Watch original video report by CNN correspondent, Reza Saya

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Dave Siavashi is the founder and editor of Iran News Now. He provided coverage of breaking news and analysis on events in Iran during the unrest that followed the 2009 presidential election. One of the early journalists to use social media effectively to report on breaking events, his tweets and articles have been cited in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Christian Science Monitor, Andrew Sullivan's The Daily Dish, and Huffington Post, among others. He writes for Iran News Now and EA WorldView.

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