He won't meet with PM Netanyahu when he's in Washington (right down the street) to address a joint session of congress. But President Obama has zero problem going to Cuba and meeting with Raul Castro, even taking in a baseball game. Now, Obama is firing off letters requesting a face-to-face meeting with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Friends of America are enemies, enemies are friends.
President Barack Obama has sent two letters to senior Iranian leaders in recent months requesting a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, according to Persian language reports recently translated by a Middle East research organization.
“President Obama asked to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in two secret letters sent in late March to both Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Rouhani,” according to the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI, which translated a Farsi-language report published Tuesday by a website affiliated with Iran’s Green movement.
Obama purportedly wrote in the correspondence “that Iran has a limited-time opportunity to cooperate with the U.S. in order to resolve the problems in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, and promised that if Iran agreed to a meeting between him and Rouhani, he would be willing to participate in any conference to this end,” according to MEMRI’s translation of the report.