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President Obama’s Nowruz Message

Written on March 21, 2011 by Banafsheh Farhangmehr in Arts & Cultures & Societies, IE Humanities Center, Video

President Obama sends an important message to those celebrating the holiday of Nowruz.  At a time of great regional change and renewal, the President this year speaks directly to the Iranian people, in particular the Iranian youth.  “…you – the young people of Iran – carry within you both the ancient greatness of Persian civilization, and the power to forge a country that is responsive to your aspirations. Your talent, your hopes, and your choices will shape the future of Iran, and help light the world.   And though times may seem dark, I want you to know that I am with you,” he says.

May all those who celebrate Nowruz around the world embrace the power of youth, and have a peaceful and prosperous new year.

Comments

María Arriaza March 30, 2011 - 6:08 pm

Great message from the President!
I also believe that young Iranian people are the ones that can change the future of the country. They have done some actions already in the previous elections, and that have been a big step forward. So, I just want to encourage them to continue fighting for what they believe.

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