President Obama’s Nowruz Message

Ed. note: For President Obama's 2012 Nowruz message, click here.

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.

Read the President's Message in: Arabic (pdf) | Persian (pdf). You can also watch the video with Arabic subtitles.

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

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