Obama renewed another year of sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran, he was quoted as saying:
"Our relations with Iran have not yet returned to normal."
This follows President Ahmadinejad hailing the Western retreat on the nuclear issue, he has made these two statements last Wednesday:
"We have now entered a stage of cooperation. At the moment, one of the key issues is Iran's participation in projects such as the international [nuclear] fuel bank or reactor and plant construction,"
"There is no more talk of suspension. We have reached a stage where we are cooperating, on a high level, with other countries that have the technology through the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),"
Mixed messages are coming from both Washington and Tehran, Obama continuing the economic sanctions despite his apparent overtures with Tehran, while Tehran is repeatedly stating that it will not give up the Iranian nation's legitimate nuclear rights under Western pressure.