President Obama addresses Iran in New Year Speech. Today is Nourooz, the Iranian New Year, and Obama actually recorded a new year's address at this occasion. Obviously, it is mostly directed at the Iranian government, but say what you will, it is likely to flatter the one or other Iranian too. This is one of the finest pieces of diplomacy I've ever seen, and my respect for this man just grew. No clue what this is going to bring, but it's certainly a token of goodwill.