Ali Akbar Javanfekr, the presidential adviser for press affairs to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has an op-ed in The Los Angeles Times, responding to President Obama’s March 20 speech offering "the promise of a new beginning" in U.S.-Iranian relations:
Mr. Obama’s recent message to Iran on the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, contained some encouraging signs — and some negative ones. … Mr. Obama’s efforts to replace aggressive rhetoric in official U.S. statements with the language of peace and mutual respect is a step forward. If this change of tone is also manifested practically in the official policies of the U.S., it will be an important step toward remedying the impaired image of the U.S. in the eyes of other nations.
And why has the United States behaved so badly in the past? Why, the Zionists, of course:
The U.S. has too frequently in past decades resorted to violence, war and bloodshed around the world, in part because of its leaders’ desire for hegemony and in part because of Zionism’s manipulation of U.S. administrations.