In a sharp break with the foreign policy approach of George Bush, the Obama administration made clear its intention to enter into discussions with any nation without insisting on any pre-condtion. Obama said he was willing to talk with Iran and believes honest and open diplomacy is the best way to ensure that all nations engage in fruitful talks in order to achieve peace. The new administration made clear any talks would b “tough and direct’ and the United States would work to end the spread of nuclear weapons. “In carrying out this diplomacy, we will coordinate closely with out allies and proceed with careful preparation. Seeking this kind of comprehensive settlement with Iran is our best way to make progress.”
An important goal of American foreign policy toward Iran is achieving a diplomatic breakthrough which will assist forces of reform in that nation to gain power.