Barack Obama's Letter To Ahmadinejad

The Guardian UK is reporting that President Obama has already drafted a letter that he intends on sending to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad i

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The Guardian UK is reporting that President Obama has already drafted a letter that he intends on sending to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in order to open up a much-needed dialogue and change the obviously failed approach of the Bush administration.

Guardian:

Officials of Barack Obama's administration 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.

The US state department has been working on drafts of the letter since Obama was elected on 4 November last year. It is in reply to a lengthy letter of congratulations sent by the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on 6 November.

Diplomats said Obama's letter would be a symbolic gesture to mark a change in tone from the hostile one adopted by the Bush administration, which portrayed Iran as part of an "axis of evil".

It would be intended to allay the ­suspicions of Iran's leaders and pave the way for Obama to engage them directly, a break with past policy.

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