January 28, 2009

THEY GET IT, WHODDA THUNK?

Revealed: the letter Obama team hope will heal Iran rift: Symbolic gesture gives assurances that US does not want to topple Islamic regime (Robert Tait and Ewen MacAskill, 1/29/08, guardian.co.uk)

Obama administration officials have drafted a letter to Iran from the president aimed at unfreezing US-Iranian relations and opening the way for face-to-face talks, the Guardian has learned. [...]

State department officials have written at least three drafts of the letter, which gives assurances that Washington does not want to overthrow the Islamic regime but merely seeks a change in its behaviour. 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.


Bypassing Ahmedinejad is the key to such a gesture.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at January 28, 2009 8:51 PM
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