Iran’s new president may appoint US-educated advisers to cabinet

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iranTEHRAN, IRAN – Looks like Iran’s new president is going to build a cabinet that’s made in America.

Hassan Rowhani is hinting he will include in his government several Iranians educated in the United States.

A big change from the anti-American rhetoric we heard from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Mahmoud Vaezi is one person whose name comes up for the post of foreign minister. He graduated from Sacramento State University with a degree in electrical engineering in 1976.

Seyed Hoseein Mousavian is another Sacremento State grad, now at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton. He could be a key foreign policy adviser.

Mohammad Nahavandian the head of Iran’s chamber of commerce, got his doctorate in economics from The George Washington University in 1994.

And Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, who was Rowhani’s campaign manager, studied environmental engineering at Cal-Poly in 1968.

Times are a changing in Iran, but how they are changing is the question to be answered.