Diplomacy

Obama Reaches Out to Iran

It's not quite Leno, but: The Financial Times reports that “President Barack Obama on Friday issued a widely awaited message to the people and government of Iran in his bid to end a 30-year diplomatic standoff between the US and the Islamic Republic.” The video’s online release coincided with the Iranian New Year. “The US wants the Islamic Republic of Iran to take its rightful place in the community of nations,” Obama said. “You have that right but it comes with real responsibilities and that place cannot be reached through terror or arms, but rather through peaceful actions that demonstrate the true greatness of the Iranian people and civilization.”