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Old Jan 27th 2009, 10:30 am
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Barack Obama has told the Muslim world that Americans "are not your enemy" in his first interview with Arab television since becoming US president.

Speaking to cable network al Arabiya, the new leader also renewed his pledge to make a speech in the capital of a major Muslim nation.

"My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy - we sometimes make mistakes - we have not been perfect," Mr Obama said.

"But if you look at the track record... America was not born as a colonial power, and that the same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago, there's no reason why we can't restore that."

The President gave the interview as his Middle East envoy, former Senator George Mitchell, set out on an eight-day trip to the region.

Mr Obama said he felt it was important "to get engaged right away" in the Middle East and had instructed Mr Mitchell to talk to "all the major parties involved".

"What I told him is start by listening, because all too often the United States starts by dictating," he told the Dubai-based TV channel.

He reiterated America's commitment to Israel as an ally but suggested it has hard choices to make and that his administration would press harder for it to do so.

"We cannot tell either the Israelis or the Palestinians what's best for them. They're going to have to make some decisions," he said.

"But I do believe that the moment is ripe for both sides to realise that the path that they are on is one that is not going to result in prosperity and security for their people."

During the presidential election campaign last year, Mr Obama vowed to travel to a major Islamic country to make it clear he wanted to improve relations.

"We are going to follow through on many of my commitments to do a more effective job of reaching out, listening as well as speaking to the Muslim world," he said.

However, he did not give a time or venue for his visit.
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However, he did not give a time or venue for his visit.
So any ideas on where he will visit first, I can't see it being the UAE, they are to westernised as it is, Iran would be a good guess?
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Watched the interview, very good.

I'd say Pakistan
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So any ideas on where he will visit first, I can't see it being the UAE, they are to westernised as it is, Iran would be a good guess?
Pakistan??? Umm, .........I don't think so, maybe........ IMHO, it will probably be Riyadh. We (Americans) have a better relationship with the Saudi's. I will watch "breathlessly" until the visit announcement hoping it will be here in the UAE so I can travel to try and maybe get a glimpse!!

(I have high hopes for my country under Prez Obama!!)
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I feel it is going to be Riyadh too. the center of whole islamic countries.
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I think that Saudi is to obvious, it's going to be somewhere that has a bit of tension.
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[QUOTE=Nickel;7218296] Umm, .........I don't think so, maybe........ IMHO, it will probably be Riyadh. We (Americans) have a better relationship with the Saudi's.

lol I wonder why?


I will watch "breathlessly" until the visit announcement hoping it will be here in the UAE so I can travel to try and maybe get a glimpse!!

He wont come to the UAE, for what purpose?
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I feel it is going to be Riyadh too. the center of whole islamic countries.
Wont be Saudi
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Umm, .........I don't think so, maybe........ IMHO, it will probably be Riyadh. We (Americans) have a better relationship with the Saudi's.

lol I wonder why?


I will watch "breathlessly" until the visit announcement hoping it will be here in the UAE so I can travel to try and maybe get a glimpse!!

He wont come to the UAE, for what purpose?

for alot of reasons :P
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Wont be Saudi


it is just a feeling... because of Makkah which is the direction of all muslims prayers. Saudia have the hugest wieght among islamic countries and it is the only one (As far as i know) that applies Islamic principles more than others.

but maybe he will chose another country based on population or other factors.
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for alot of reasons :P
explain?
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explain?




Oil for a start

and the wieght of saudi in the islamic world
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Oil for a start

and the wieght of saudi in the islamic world
Oil? From who? UAE???
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Oil? From who? UAE???

wasn't your question about why americans have better relationship with saudi's ?

i was talking about KSA not UAE
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wasn't your question about why americans have better relationship with saudi's ?

i was talking about KSA not UAE
Its ok, BM, i was being a little sarcastic.

Have you read House of Saud? Its a good read
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