Monday, March 23, 2009
URI: We welcome Obama’s Nowruz MessageMarch 23, 2009
United Republicans of Iran:
We welcome Obama’s Nowruz Message
President Barak Obama’s Nowruz message is a welcoming start toward restoration of diplomatic ties between Iran and the United States. In his message, he emphasized the importance of dialogue based on honesty and mutual respect.
The United Republicans of Iran is well aware of the difficulties accumulated over the years due to lack of relationship, but we believe both sides must show their willingness to talk based on mutual interests.
As expected, Iran’s’ supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei’s responded by demanding action and not words. His response was in no way indicative of their willingness to talk to resolve their differences.
We believe that President Obama’s message is an important step to de-escalate tension and towards re-establishment of ties. We urge the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran to set aside the old rhetoric of the United States’ hidden agenda and to give a clear positive response to its readiness to sit and talk with the United States of America.
It is in Iran’s national interest to have a normal relation with all the members of the United Nations, to end hostilities with the United States and to have a respected position in the communities of nations.
We therefore welcome the president’s message as a right step to end the difficulties of the two countries.