Monocolumn: A Case Of Opposites Attract For Georgia And Iran

Monocolumn: A Case Of Opposites Attract For Georgia And Iran

Just two years ago, a visit by the Iranian president to this outpost in the South Caucasus would have been unthinkable. But the idea is now being seriously discussed, as one of the more surprising bilateral partnerships in the region begins to blossom.

  • 20 january 2011

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If Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits the Georgian capital Tbilisi this year, he might feel somewhat uncomfortable as his motorcade speeds down the main road from the airport to the city centre – it’s called George W Bush Street. Named after the US president who gave financial and moral support to Mikheil Saakashvili’s 2003 Rose Revolution, the road name symbolises Georgia’s subsequent pro-western and pro-Nato political trajectory.

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