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-- like to speak clearly to Iran's leaders.
We have serious differences that are grown over time.
My administration is now committed to diplomacy.
That addresses the full range of issues before us and -- pursuing constructive ties among the United States.
Iran and the international community.
That's President Obama reaching out to -- -- and people in a new video message on the start of the Persian new year also the first day of spring.
Iran's leaders welcoming that overture saying they can forget what they call hasty behavior but they want to see action not words.
How the president's overture could impact of -- strained relations with the two nations for analysis we're joined by Fox News foreign affairs analyst.
Already is -- just pars today author of the Iran threat what do you think of what the president's done.
-- they president of the united says he's yet to basically and -- His policies regarding Iran I think about what you saw today.
It was just that first step and then larger.
Picture policy regarding Iran which has not been for the defined.
Reaching out to the people off Iran is a good sign.
How ever its imports and to draw a clear line between to keep -- -- Iran on one side.
And be an oppressive new rulers -- -- -- on court pursuing -- weapons of mass destruction and engaging in terrorism on the other side.
But that distinction is very important weld and this holiday on which he released this the festival of no ruse -- the first day of spring this the start of the new year that is not an Islamic holiday is that important that this is.
A celebration really for all of the Iranian people whether Islamic or not.
You are correct this is not an Islamic -- -- -- this is a very tradition now.
National holiday today it's the beginning off the giving a new year and everybody.
It's starting everything and you.
Intends you know there of that the way they end up that way they operate them you know the box and everything gates is set.
From the start so.
This may sound as a as a good to step back for -- However I warned that we need to keep our eyes on the ball and the problem with Tehran has always been three things.
The nuclear weapons program -- -- on a regime.
As state sponsor of terrorism -- both -- of the Iraq.
Supporting the idea insurgent groups there but also in immediate -- stay and does and other places and started the human rights violations off the on -- regime.
So any policy.
That would present doubt Obama would -- said would have to this.
These three aspects to have any chance for success otherwise two months on their -- -- months down the road we're gonna be back discuss square one.
And then had the same time Tehran would have bought that enough time.
To -- its nuclear weapons -- program for what.
You mentioned that the president didn't necessarily address this to the Iranian government it went out to the Iranian people.
But there was a response from an Iranian government's spokesman a spokesman for president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- he wrote to.
-- limited sanctions.
Which still continue and have been renewed by the United States are wrong and need to be reviewed supporting Israel.
Is not a friendly gesture it seems like the first response from the Iranians -- to say hey lift the sanctions stop supporting Israel.
And then we'll talk.
You're right John that there's a long list of demands as far as the on and that.
Neither side consent is -- -- -- how many said it that couple weeks ago I'm now -- -- shot and -- you -- -- -- saying.
There's really no indication that that ten Ronnie has has any plans.
To abandon its nuclear weapons program or -- -- and its support for terrorism.
On the other hand days every indication that -- size -- population is consent.
There's tremendous desire on the part of the people especially the younger generation and and and women.
To change things to move toward democratic change.
There were about eight houses -- government illustrations large and small in the past one year.
They gaze on I -- -- -- any -- the attack on voters and is an organized opposition inside Iran.
Which was blacklisted by the previous administration and perhaps that -- -- -- administration.
Can that approach with a new -- send and shift of policy.
By lifting that ban on -- and in opposition and -- reaching out of the population not even regime.
So it sounds like you're saying that if he is going after that you know the the Iranian people trying to build relations there and sort of ignoring the government he might have a chance here.
That's the only way I think they have the -- diplomacy would have a chance that.
Remember that previous administrations have tries repeatedly from President Carter.
The right after the revolution and two while President Reagan and President Bush president -- -- And George W.
Bush -- often tried to.
Reach out to Tehran make rapprochement and and change their behavior.
Update on a regime to know of weigh him down so bill are where we are there's a whole new element that -- new element.
Is -- giving it pipa I'm their opposition being cannot factor that has never been exploit -- -- by any administration and perhaps present Obama would have a chance to do that we'll see where it goes on arisen deposited thank you.
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