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Jerusalem : Israel | May 25, 2012 at 11:30 AM PDT
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Obama:

If I could write one letter it would be to the Iranian government:

Dear Iran,

War with Iran is counter intuitive. We need to be discussing world peace and the role Iran can play in obtaining it. As one of the most peaceful and tolerant super powers in the history of mankind, my gut tells me Iran will be that again —a sovereign country of Islamic tradition, peace and learning; flourishing and able to reach out to help and partner with countries around the world.

The establishment of nuclear power plants needs to be discussed. Provisions are already written into the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that would allow for Iran to have what it says it desires “benefits of peaceful nuclear technology” (NPT, Article IV) — It’s time: not months from now, not ten-years from now, and before hundreds of thousands of lives are lost and infrastructures destroyed. America cannot put right this impasse using the same tactics that were used to create the problem, neither can Iran.

I ask nothing of the Iranian people, I ask its government to move into the 21st century, its beliefs and religion intact and with its famous Persian tolerance and independence. It is time to show the world what many around the globe already know firsthand from Iran’s people and its history—the greatness and the humbleness that is Iran.

If I could write a second letter it would be to Israel:

Dear Israel,

While the United States continues to support Israel's sovereignty we must ask that you cease and desist from any and all attacks on Iran and its people. The United States will not take part in this game, nor with clear conscious can we support an attack on Israel perpetrated by Israel, we do not wish to go to war over suspicion and supposition.

There are no degrees in terrorism. The United States will not make allowances for its activity anywhere in the world. We honor your alliance, and it will continue; only we will not condone the baiting and precipitating of violence on foreign soil.

If I could write a third letter it would be to address all Sunni nations:

Dear Brothers,

If you sincerely want to live in peace and safety, you must live in harmony with all your brothers — No one man is greater than the next, no nation, and no people. If you truly desire wealth and peace and prosperity for yourself, your children and for your country, refrain from unnecessary acts of unkindness and discrimination. Let your God be your guide, not your religion. Discourse breeds resentment. Resentment breeds anger. Anger breeds hate and war; replace it with the restraint and dignity written in your Sacred Text. Peace be with you.

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