Sunday, March 22, 2009

Did Iran reject President Obama's Persian New Year Message?

Saint Michael Traveler

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei provided the first official reaction to a video greeting to Iran that Obama released Friday on the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian new year.
“We have no experience of this new president and administration,” Ayatollah Khamenei said. “We will wait and see. If you change your attitude, we will change, too. If you do not change, then our nation will build on its experience of the past 30 years.”

What are the facts?

There is no dispute that Iran is already a nuclear state. The states with this capacity are many; among them are Japan and Germany. But, there is a great difference between nuclear fuel cycle capacity, and a state with nuclear bomb, such as India, USA, Russia, England, France, China, Israel and Pakistan. The steps required to allay our fear that Iran in the future may develop Nuclear Bomb are:

1. Nuclear Fuel Cycle Consortium;

2. An international nuclear shield for all nations in the Middle East, including Iran;

3. A nuclear free Middle East.

Iran already has provided a window for cooperation with USA. They have invited USA and other states such as Germany, Japan to participate as a member of an International consortium to enrich uranium in Iran. We must accept their invitation to actively monitor the process.

To ease the tension in the Middle East, first we must manage Israel. We can not diffuse the problem of our own creation at the expense of Iranians.

Could President Obama’s foreign and internal policies be independent of Israel? Would you please listen to the
an interview about 35 years ago and compare the content with those recently published

Patrick Buchanan, attached as comment to the above link, is a good starting point of discussion for changing our course in the Middle East.

Do you really think that the situation has changed at all over the past 35 years?