Interesting comparation: How has changed the Obama’s Nowruz Message between 2009 and 2015

Obama’s Nowruz Message in 2009

US President Barack Obama opened to a diplomatic engagement of Iranian regime, but remembered very clear the human rights violations of Iranian regime and denounced Iranian threats to security


Obama’s Nowruz Message in 2011

US President Barack Obama remembers the right of freedom of association and the Iranian people right to choose their leaders freerly. Obama denounced regime oppression against Iranian political opponents (he spoke, for example, about the cases of Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi), and the use of death penalties in the Islamic Republic. He addressed directly the young Iranian population, expressing his support for their struggle for freedom.


Obama’s Nowruz Message in 2015

US President Barack Obama dedicated almost all the message to the nuclear agreement and the “historical opportunity” of this deal. This, despite the fact that, as denounced by UN Special Envoy for Iran Ahmad Shaheed, the human rights violations in Iran increased under the Presidency of Hassan Rouhani. More, Obama spoke about Khamenei’s committment in not producing a nuclear bomb, despite the fact that it is well known that the Iranian Supreme Leader has not published any official fatwa on this issue.



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