President Obama most probably provided Fox News with sufficient material to last a month when he told a group of reporters of his willingness to engage in discussions with Iranian leaders, PROVIDED it was clear nuclear weapon development had to cease. He is ready for dialogue if Iran follows a “clear set of steps” that are in accordance with UN requirements about their nuclear programs. He would continue sanctions, but once there is a peaceful settlement of issues with Iran those sanctions would be ended. “It is very important to put before the Iranians a clear set of steps that we would consider sufficient to show that they are not pursuing nuclear weapons.”
There is no clear evidence sanctions are having the effect that Obama and the UN expected when they were instituted. The real issue is whether anyone in the Iranian government is prepared to do what is right for their nation. Fox News will be telling people that President Obama is giving into Iran and allowing them to make nuclear weapons. Then again, that is always the attitude of Fox News–Obama can never do anything right!