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    President Obama sent 'secret letter' to leader of Iran

    US President Barack Obama is said to have written a secret letter to Iran's supreme leader describing a shared interest in fighting Islamic State.The letter, reported by the Wall Street Journal, urges Ayatollah Ali Khamenei toward a nuclear agreement.
    The US chief stresses any co-operation on fighting IS is contingent on Iran reaching such an agreement by a 24 November diplomatic deadline.
    The White House has declined to comment on Mr Obama's "private correspondence".
    The letter, sent last month, is at least the fourth time Mr Obama has written to the Iranian leader since taking office in 2009 and underscores his view that Iran is important in an emerging campaign against IS.
    Officials with the Obama administration have, in recent days, placed the chances for a deal on Iran's nuclear programme at only 50-50, according to the Wall Street Journal.


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    No news on what exactly the letter stated. But more news coming in that the Obama administration has opened some other channel of communications as well. Would be interesting to see what the letter said. But anyways, I have no problem with this. I think the US and Iran should communicate more.


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    Re: President Obama sent 'secret letter' to leader of Iran

    "Secret letter." There's interesting terminology.

    Like a message from one head of state to another is supposed to always be public?
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    Re: President Obama sent 'secret letter' to leader of Iran

    Communication is good.

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    Re: President Obama sent 'secret letter' to leader of Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    "Secret letter." There's interesting terminology.

    Like a message from one head of state to another is supposed to always be public?

    When one is an enemy of the US.....and that one sponsors terrorism, has delayed negotiations for time. So they can hardened their facility from Air Strikes. Then yeah most communications from one head of state to another needs to be monitored.


    Report: Obama secretly wrote to Iranian supreme leader Khamenei last month about fighting ISIS, nuclear deal.....

    As a special bonus, if you believe the WSJ, our allies weren’t told that O was reaching out to their mortal Shiite enemy behind their backs. Imagine the reaction in the Saudi, Jordanian, Turkish — and Israeli — embassies today, knowing that stopping Iran’s nuclear program with an air attack is now impossible. Thanks to the White House, of course.

    The letter appeared aimed both at buttressing the Islamic State campaign and nudging Iran’s religious leader closer to a nuclear deal. Mr. Obama stressed to Mr. Khamenei that any cooperation on Islamic State was largely contingent on Iran reaching a comprehensive agreement with global powers on the future of Tehran’s nuclear program by a Nov. 24 diplomatic deadline, the same people say. The October letter marked at least the fourth time Mr. Obama has written Iran’s most powerful political and religious leader since taking office in 2009 and pledging to engage with Tehran’s Islamist government. The Obama administration launched secret talks with Iran in the Omani capital of Muscat in mid-2012, but didn’t notify Washington’s Mideast allies about this covert diplomatic channel until late 2013.

    The timing makes sense. Not only is the November 24th deadline for a nuclear deal bearing down, but by the time O wrote Khamenei last month, a GOP Senate takeover was already looking likely......snip~

    Report: Obama secretly wrote to Iranian supreme leader Khamenei last month about fighting ISIS, nuclear deal « Hot Air

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    Re: President Obama sent 'secret letter' to leader of Iran

    And we have a winner... DING DING DING!!!!

    The next scandal in the Obama Administration. I want to know how this got out and... more importantly what the terms of "cooperation on the Islamic State" are. As well as what exactly this has to do with Iran and it's Nuclear Program?? How are the two even remotely connected in anyway? Unless...Iran is funding the Islamic State. But that's just conjecture on my part. Otherwise it looks like agenda-driven political nonsense from the leader of this nation. We've come a long way from let's never negotiate with terrorists. Also, why does this not seem to be within the best interests of the United States?? Hmmmm
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    Re: President Obama sent 'secret letter' to leader of Iran

    Why is Obama so keen to reach a compromise with a guy responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans who sponsors terror on a global scale, but not with Republicans? Who does he think are his enemies?

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    Re: President Obama sent 'secret letter' to leader of Iran

    If it was a secret one of two things are certain: Obama is negotiating an illegal agreement and/or he's putting the screws to The United States.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Why is Obama so keen to reach a compromise with a guy responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans who sponsors terror on a global scale, but not with Republicans? Who does he think are his enemies?
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    Re: President Obama sent 'secret letter' to leader of Iran

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    No news on what exactly the letter stated. But more news coming in that the Obama administration has opened some other channel of communications as well. Would be interesting to see what the letter said. But anyways, I have no problem with this. I think the US and Iran should communicate more. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Nice... three birds one stone.

    1) Making an ally out of Iran
    2) Getting a nuke agreement
    3) BIG regional partner against IS

    Hope like hell it works. Making an ally out of Iran might strain our relationship with Saudi Arabia and a little with Israel... but honestly, I'd much rather have Iran as an ally than the Saudi's. Every time we turn around those that actually cause us problems from that region almost always seem to emanate out of or have ties to the Saudi's.
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    Re: President Obama sent 'secret letter' to leader of Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Why is Obama so keen to reach a compromise with a guy responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans who sponsors terror on a global scale, but not with Republicans? Who does he think are his enemies?
    Americans.

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