By Ariel Zirulnick, Contributor / September 30, 2010
Iran temporarily stepped out of diplomatic isolation last week with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech to the UN General Assembly. For Americans, it was a rare opportunity to hear the controversial leader in his own words.
Lending a particularly keen ear to the discourse were US-based nongovernmental organizations. They are quietly pressing to gain access to Iran to do humanitarian work they say is needed and to bridge the communication gap between Americans and Iranians.
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