As Muslims, Tehran's leaders should follow the Koran's guidance by negotiating peace with the US.
Obama's outreach to Iran lifts hopes that the US and Russia can find more common ground in their bids to get Iran to curtail its nuclear program.
Iran's nuclear program prompts Israel to signal possible action in 2010. More sanctions could become an option.
Camp Ashraf, which came under Iraqi control Jan. 1, is home to militants who Iran and Iraq say should be expelled. The MKO is on a US list of terrorist groups.
The ex-president faces an uphill battle in June's presidential elections and must shed his 'weak' image, supporters say.
Positions that suggest little flexibility may simply be a strong opening bid by those who have the ear of Iran's leaders.
As Obama spells out aims to engage with Iran, the Islamic Republic debates whether to step away from decades of hatred for the 'Great Satan.'