The White House website posted a video of President Obama delivering a special message to Iranians celebrating Nowruz.

"This year, the President wanted to send a special message to the people and government of Iran on Nowruz, acknowledging the strain in our relations over the last few decades. 'But at this holiday we are reminded of the common humanity that binds us together,' he says."

A full transcript is available in English and Persian.

This video is from, broadcast Mar. 19, 2009.

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