The possibility of making peace with Iran is now an indisputable possibility now that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is gone. In their recent presidential election Iranians selected the pragmatist Hassan Rouhani, who supports the reformers and moderates in Iran.

The Iranian people are eager for a change. Now, perhaps for only a short time, a window of opportunity is open to improve relations with Iran. President Obama needs to reach out in some dramatic gesture and try for a peaceful settlement that is true and sincere.

Luz S. Arbolante