Anthony Bourdain, CNN
Words matter. Especially in Iran where what is permissible—to say, to do, to be seen to say or do—is an ever changing thing.
It took us many years of trying to finally be allowed into Iran, the country with whom the United States has probably its most contentious relationship. At the time, we thought that perhaps our welcome was an indicator of a new attitude, an opening of a window. But as it turned out, that is probably not the case.