Obama Cuts YouTube Video Celebrating Iranian New Year (Nowruz)

It must be -roll out the red carpet to 3rd world dictators week- at the White House. He's meeting with Raul Castro today in Cuba at the same time he's posting videos on the White House YouTube page reaching out to Iran. This is the same president who wouldn't even meet with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu when he came to Washington in March of last year.

OBAMA TO IRAN: "After decades of mistrust, it is possible for old adversaries to start down a new path"

Listen to O's fluent Persian. Again he talks 'mutual interest and mutual respect'


In a Persian new year (Nowruz) message to the Iranian people, President Obama pointed to his visit to Cuba, now underway, as “a reminder that even after decades of mistrust, it is possible for old adversaries to start down a new path.”

After highlighting potential economic benefits for Iranians from sanctions relief as part of the JCPOA, Obama said that although the U.S. and Iranian governments “continue to have serious disagreements, the fact that we are now talking to each other on a regular basis, for the first time in decades, gives us an opportunity, a window, to resolve other issues.”

Obama then pointed to his “historic visit to Cuba” this week.

“For decades our two governments were locked in conflict,” he said. “Not long ago my visit to Havana would have been unthinkable. This week I’ll focus on how we can build more trade and ties between our two peoples,” he said.

“My visit will be a reminder that a reminder that even after decades of mistrust, it is possible for old adversaries to start down a new path.”