The Telegraph reports that an Iranian ministry website says that there’s a big difference between the approaches of Obama and the Democrats versus the Republicans and Israel on Iran’s nuclear weapons program and how to deal with it. And they seem to prefer Obama’s approach given that they are willing to hold talks with the ‘Great Satan’ now that Obama’s been reelected:
TELEGRAPH – Iran has claimed that the Obama administration has “completely different” views on the Islamic Republic to Israel and the US Republican Party, according to an intelligence ministry report.
The report, posted on the ministry’s newly launched website vaja.ir, claimed that the Democrats had “pinned their” hopes on a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear threat, and that there was “open confrontation between President Barack Obama and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the issue.
It was apparently prepared before Mr Obama’s re-election victory on Tuesday over Mitt Romney.
“The Republican party has a more severe confrontational approach towards Iran … and its proposed policies are close to those of the Zionist (Israel) regime,” it said according to an AFP report.
Mr Obama’s “Democratic party’s position is completely different” on Iran, it added.
The analysis contradicts the rhetoric of Iranian leaders and media who daily denounced Mr Obama during his first term, accusing him of aligning his policies to those of Israel in a bid to weaken the Islamic republic.
“Although Democrats have not hesitated in implementing hostile policies against the Iranian nation and repeatedly say that ‘all options are on the table,’ they have pinned their hope on diplomacy,” the report said.
Iran has also signalled it may be open to hold dialogue with the “Great Satan,” its epithet for the United States, following the re-election of Mr Obama.
It’s interesting that Iran acts as though there aren’t talks already in progress. According to the latest news, Valerie Jarret herself has been holding talks with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayotallah Ali Khamenei:
CBS LOCAL – A senior adviser to President Obama is reportedly leading secret talks with Iran.
YNet News reports Valerie Jarrett is working behind the scenes to help U.S. officials communicate with representatives for Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayotallah Ali Khamenei.
Jarett was born in Shiraz, Iran.
The New York Times initially reported in October that the United States and Iran agreed to one-on-one negotiations regarding the Islamic state’s nuclear program, but both side vigorously denied the report.
“It’s not true that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting after the American elections,” White House spokesman Tommy Vietor told the Times.
The Obama administration is hoping to end Iran’s nuclear program diplomatically, as U.S. and European sanctions have helped to cripple Iran’s economy.
Another four years of this administration is too long.