Obama sends message of peace to Iran
Anonymous - Press TV
January 27th, 2009
President Barack Obama defends his plan to hold talks with Tehran, saying it will allow Iran and the US to understand their "differences."
"It is important for us to be willing to talk to Iran, to express very clearly where our differences are, but (also) where there are potential avenues for progress," said President Obama in his first interview with an Arab television since taking office.
While acknowledging US "mistakes" toward Muslims, President Obama said he would try to convince the Islamic world that Americans are not "the enemy".
"We sometimes make mistakes. We have not been perfect," he said.
His remarks, recorded in Washington on Monday night, signaled a change in tone from that of the Bush administration.
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