Report: Obama aides drafting letter to Tehran aimed at thawing U.S.-Iran ties

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    U.S. President Barack Obama's aides have drafted a letter in his name to Iranian leaders that aims to thaw relations between the two countries, the British newspaper The Guardian reported on Thursday.

    According to the report, officials from the U.S. State Department have been working on the letter - in response to a letter of congratulations from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - since Obama was elected on November 4, 2008.

    The report added that at least three drafts of the letter have been composed. It seeks to assure Tehran and its people that Washington does not want to overthrow the Islamic Republic's regime, but merely change its behavior.
    The Guardian reported that the letter would be addressed to the Iranian people and sent directly to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, or released as an open letter.

    The letter is being considered by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as part of a review of the new administration's policy toward Iran.
    Obama has in recent interviews suggested that his administration would seek better diplomatic relations with Iran.

    Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that the new U.S. administration must apologize to Tehran over past actions if it really wants to effect change.

    "Those who say they want to make change, this is the change they should make: They should apologize to the Iranian nation and try to make up for their dark background and the crimes they have committed against the Iranian nation," Ahmadinejad told a rally in western Iran, broadcast live on state television.

    "We welcome change but on condition that change is fundamental and on the right track," he said.

    Report: Obama aides drafting letter to Tehran aimed at thawing U.S.-Iran ties - Haaretz - Israel News
     
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    Well seems only right! He's been writing to US often! :cool:

    Ahmadinejad's letter to Americans - CNN.com


    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/07/world/middleeast/07iran.html?em

    Ahmadinejad's Letter to Bush - washingtonpost.com

     
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    Amadinejad writes us these letters because he's too crazy to understand we see the world in an entirely differenct way than he does, but why is Obama writing his letter? I hope it's not for the same reason.
     
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    boo fucking hooo. What, does this put a damper on your little plan to use the US as a proxy arm of your zionist military? This may sound like outright antisemitism to you but making PEACE, instead of trying to instigate a fight between your enemy and a bigger dog on the block is a good thing. I guess you'll just have to buddy up with England or something instead. Maybe they will nuke Tehran for you.
     
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    I can just see the Iranians recieving the letter and then laughing their ass off about it. I wish it wasnt going to be that way, but I see no reason it wouldnt be.
     
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    Do you have proof or evidence of any sort that Tehran will laugh off a letter from Obama?
     
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    Historical animosity. The fact that President Obama doesnt have a clue what their goals are.
     
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    Elections in Iran are not far off.
     
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    He already told them we won't stand by and take their aggression. But that's no reason not to turn down the rhetoric a peg... or ten. Besides, it may well be we won't be dealing with Ahmadinejad much longer and can start fresh with a less aggressive leader. You know, like they are now in their dealings with us.

    Diplomacy doesn't mean that you're taking your eye off the ball. It just means that you're not the schoolyard bully.
     
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    Our President is doing something that Saddam Hussein wouldn't do so that means it must be good.
     

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