The press's portrait of Iran

What were your motives for running the front-page article "Resurgent Iran Again Challenges Western Interests," Nov. 19? Was it a news story or a call to arms? The author's piece contains a series of empty accusations backed by equally hollow evidence.

The American people don't need the media to furnish them with yet another enemy. As a half-Iranian American, this coverage is destructive to both Iranians and Americans. Haleh Suzanne Hatami, Walnut Creek, Calif.

Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.

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