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U.S. President Barack Obama has called for direct talks with Iran in a secret letter to the Islamic Republic's supreme leader that also warned Tehran against closing the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a conservative Iranian lawmaker was quoted as saying Wednesday.
The White House would not confirm the letter Wednesday. National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor pointed to earlier comments from the Obama administration that noted the U.S. had a number of ways to communicate its views...
Closing the strait would have immense world economic impact. Iran is OPEC's second largest oil producer, and oil exports account for 80 percent of Iran's foreign currency income. To Tehran, an oil embargo would be tantamount to a declaration of war that could provoke the Iranian leadership to block the Hormuz strait. - CBS News
Originally posted by hmdphantom
US sends a aircraft carrier to Persian golf and Obama sends letters.
Just to complete last puzzle of hypocrisy.
Originally posted by peck420
What would be the problem if this is confirmed and Obama is indeed looking to talk?
A good leader explores every option before using his 'last option'.
If anything it shows more strength than weakness on Obama's part.