The Evolution of U.S. President Barak Obama's Nowruz message
to the Iranian people in the last 4 years.
March 19, 2012
March 20, 2011
March 19, 2010
March 20, 2009
In unprecedented presidential history, a sitting American President has consistently
acknowledged the ancient Iranian New Year by speaking to the Iranian people and its current
government. Often respectful and sometimes stern in his tone and unlike any previous American
President, Barak Obama has paid homage to Iranian culture, civilization, history and
contributions by Iranians from history to present. Here are all the speeches given by the White
House on the first day of Spring which marks the Iranian New Year in the Persian Calendar.