Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.
~ Edmund Burke
President Obama sends so many letters, how can we expect him to keep track of a secret letter to Iran in which he allegedly asks for direct talks?
Depending on how the question is posed, Obama’s spokesmen admit there is a letter, deny there is a letter, and don’t admit to asking for direct talks but then add that the door is always open.
Carney said Obama has multiple ways of communicating with Teheran. Why can’t they simply tell the truth? Obviously because they know they look weak by sending such a letter.
Conservative Iranian lawmaker Ali Motahari told the Fars news agency that President Obama sent a letter to Tehran Wednesday, and Iranian spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Tehran is currently considering a potential reply.
Mohtahari said, “In the letter, Obama called for direct talks with Iran. The letter also said that closing the Strait of Hormuz is (Washington’s) red line.”
“The first part of the letter contains threats and the second part contains an offer for dialogue,” he added, according to the AP.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast confirmed that Tehran received the letter and was considering a possible response.
Obama denied there was such a letter according to ABC News
Obama admitted there is a letter according to Fox News. The White House acknowledged the letter and reiterated that the door remains open for Iran to return to international talks over its nuclear program.
“It remains available to Iran to this day,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, adding that the U.S. position has not changed. But he did not confirm whether the president called for direct talks. Read here: Fox News
My bets are on Ali Motahari based on the evasive responses of the White House.