President Barack Obama talks with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer in the Oval Office, March 15, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama’s Norooz Wishes Include Diplomatic Invitation To Iran


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Barack Obama has sent a message to Iranians in Iran and around the world celebrating Norooz and urged Iran to take “immediate and meaningful steps” to convince the international community of the peaceful nature of its nuclear activities.

The U.S. president said he wished to take the opportunity to speak directly to Iranians and Iranian officials to comply with their international duties and return to their rightful place by re-establishing relations with the U.S.

Obama stressed that resolving differences will not be easy and will require serious and consistent efforts.

He added that Iranians have paid a heavy and “unnecessary” price for the nuclear disputes.

He stressed that the U.S. prefers a peaceful and diplomatic solution to the disputes, adding that there is a way to allow Iran access to peaceful nuclear exploitation while remaining accountable to international concerns about its nuclear activities.

He urged Iran to use the current opportunity to reduce tension and take meaningful steps to achieve a lasting agreement.

He added that Iran’s isolation is not in the world’s interests either.

Obama concluded his message with Norooz greetings, once more calling for collaboration between the two countries.

Obama has issued similar Norooz messages in the past; however, Iranian officials have received the messages with reservations, questioning his intentions.


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2 thoughts on “Obama’s Norooz Wishes Include Diplomatic Invitation To Iran”

  1. I think that obama’s strategy is absolutely wrong .he just push the pressure towards Iranian people and then he talks to people and say congratulation.its ridiculous.people here as I see don’t have any option.they can’t protest,they cant talk and they don’t have any free newspaper which can talk freely.so its about governors not the people.and Me Hossein Obama took a wrong direction.it go nowhere.

  2. I think the president is right Iranian authorities must comply with their obligations.once president knows this situation will not be easy

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