Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is due to convey a five-page message to the American nation on Wednesday.We're all Mahmoud's pen pals now.
A source privy to the Presidential office told Fars News Agency (FNA) that following the recent visit to New York by the President where he attended the 61st meeting of the UN General Assembly and met American people from different walks of life, President Ahmadinejad decided to write a letter to the American nation to further discuss the points raised during the said meetings.
"After writing the letter, the President yesterday decided to publicize it today, (Wednesday)," he added.
President Ahmadinejad's five-page message is due to be presented to the American media via Iran's representative mission at the UN in New York.
The Persian version of the text will be released in Iran after the English version is publicized in America, the source concluded.
Update: IRNA has the full text, divided into 4 parts. Here is Part One. LGF's two posts are an obvious place to start for blog-reactions. Meryl Yourish has a good analysis of the AP coverage.