Obama’s videotaped message to the people and leadership of Iran has generated a response from Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has largely dismissed the overture.
Read more about Khamenei’s response from Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner: Reading between the lines of Iran’s response to Obama.
Geneive Abdo, a former journalist based in Iran and now an analyst with the Century Foundation in Washington, joins Martin Savidge to discuss how to interpret Iran’s response, why Khameini issued the response instead of President Ahmedinejad and how Iranian elections and Israel play into the political positioning.
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