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Sat Sep 28, 2013, 09:06 PM

Barack Obama Jan. 2009.. "We will extend our hand if you are willing to unclench your fist."

ForUS50 @FORUS50 "We will extend our hand if you are willing to unclench your fist." Barack Obama Jan. 2009



Follows thru on promises.


A supporter of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani holds a local newspaper with a headline that reads, “Historic call from a return flight,” upon his arrival from the U.S. near the Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Sept. 28

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/09/28/hope-2/



NYT: U.S. and Iran Agree to Speed Talks to Defuse Nuclear Issue

The long-fractured relationship between the United States and Iran took a significant turn on Friday when President Obama and President Hassan Rouhani became the first leaders of their countries to speak since the Tehran hostage crisis more than three decades ago.

In a hurriedly arranged telephone call, Mr. Obama reached Mr. Rouhani as the Iranian leader was headed to the airport to leave New York after a whirlwind news media and diplomatic blitz. The two agreed to accelerate talks aimed at defusing the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program and afterward expressed optimism at the prospect of a rapprochement that would transform the Middle East.….

The conversation was the first between Iranian and American leaders since 1979 when President Jimmy Carter spoke by telephone with Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi shortly before the shah left the country


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/28/world/obama-says-he-spoke-to-irans-president-by-phone.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/09/28/rise-and-shine-625/

Negar Mortazavi @NegarMortazavi

#Iran student: "Guys! We're witnessing golden days. I really want to hug the ballot box. This magical box." #ObamaRouhaniTalk

2:28 PM - 27 Sep 2013


Bonus Tweet.. Rep. Keith Ellison ✔ @keithellison

@HassanRouhani @BarackObama, thanks to both of you; you have taken responsible action on behalf of American and Iranian people by talking

9:56 AM - 27 Sep 2013

123 Retweets 58 favorites

BOG

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Reply Barack Obama Jan. 2009.. "We will extend our hand if you are willing to unclench your fist." (Original post)
Cha Sep 2013 OP
sheshe2 Sep 2013 #1
Cha Sep 2013 #2
NYC_SKP Sep 2013 #3
Cha Sep 2013 #5
freshwest Sep 2013 #4
Cha Sep 2013 #6
freshwest Sep 2013 #7
Cha Sep 2013 #9
mountain grammy Sep 2013 #8
Cha Sep 2013 #10
treestar Sep 2013 #11
Hekate Sep 2013 #12
Cha Sep 2013 #13
IrishAyes Sep 2013 #14
Cha Oct 2013 #15

Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 10:19 PM

1. That is a great quote from his speech Cha.

Those front pages of Iran's and New York's newspapers are a wonder. That's history in the making.

Thanks, Cha~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 10:35 PM

2. Yes, it's Huuuuuuuuuuuge.. what is happening with Iran's President and PBO, and the

potential of possibilties!

Thank you, she

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 11:25 PM

3. I loved watching him yesterday. This is a done deal.

I love that man!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 11:26 PM

5. Mahalo SKP!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 11:26 PM

4. Awesome! Yes, he follows through.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 11:27 PM

6. Thank you freshwest!

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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 11:29 PM

7. Looks like another outbreak of peace between nations; now for the human heart, much harder to attain

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Response to freshwest (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 11:33 PM

9. I hope so.. a world of potential

possibilities between our country and Iran.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 11:33 PM

8. With Assad backing down and now this

we may finally see some stability in the middle east. The last time we saw diplomacy like this was the Camp David accord
under Carter.
I'm pretty impressed.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 11:34 PM

10. It's very impressive and encouraging,

mountain grammy!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Sep 28, 2013, 11:57 PM

11. Awesome!

I agreed with him 3000% when he said that!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 05:40 AM

12. KnR, kids.

THE BOG

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Response to Hekate (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 06:10 AM

13. Aloha and Mahalo, Hekate~ that's a wonderful clip

of PBO from 2009's Inauguration.. John Lewis has a cameo roll.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2013, 11:06 PM

14. Is this President Barack Hussein Obama the greatest, or what? Stunning.

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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 01:16 AM

15. I think so Irish!

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