Obama Could Send Message to Iran With...a Message to Iran
Vartan Gregorian, US News and World Report
Editor's Note: The Carnegie Corporation's President, Vartan Gregorian, has written a model letter that President Obama could send to Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei and President Ahmadinejad. Beyond its exceptional grace and erudition, the letter aptly contextualizes the nuclear issue. It deserves to be widely read.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran,
Upon assuming the presidency of the United States, I have reviewed your past public utterances and written communications concerning the U.S.-Iranian relations and outstanding issues facing our two countries.