|Posted 27/1/2009 @ 20:49:53 GMT|
Clinton: Iranians must choose whether to cooperate
President Barack Obama's intent to change the direction of U.S. foreign policy gives Iran a "clear opportunity" to engage more productively on its nuclear program and other issues, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday. In her first remarks to reporters at the State Department, Clinton said Obama's first days in office have made it clear that a more open Iranian approach to the international community could benefit Iran. She said this was reflected in statements Obama made in an interview Monday with an Arab TV network. more
Posted 27/1/2009 @ 15:10:35 GMT
Apparently the puerile diplomacy of the Islamic Republic is over burdened with the task of reacting to the bold initiatives of the Obama administration. Its timid and confused reactions to the friendly initiatives of the new resident of the White House have ranged from sarcasm to outright hostility and outrageous bravados. According to the French News Agency, AFP, today a government spokesman in Tehran has said Iran was seeking a "concrete change" in US policy towards the Islamic republic under President Barack Obama in reaction to his extension of a diplomatic hand. Gholam Hossein Elham who is Ahmadinejad's spokesman reportedly has said: "We are awaiting concrete changes from new US statesmen. On several occasions our president has defined Iran's views and the need for a change in US policies. United States should accept it is a government within its own limits not an empire."