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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Video Remarks to Virtual Embassy Tehran

December 06, 2011

Welcome to the United States’ Virtual Embassy in Tehran. 

The United States maintains diplomatic missions all over the world in order to communicate with other governments, facilitate trade and commerce, and support mutual understanding and respect. Because the United States and Iran do not have diplomatic relations, we have missed some important opportunities for dialogue with you, the citizens of Iran. But today, we can use new technologies to bridge that gap and promote greater understanding between our two countries, and the peoples of each country, which is why we established this virtual embassy.

This is a platform for us to communicate with each other—openly and without fear—about the United States, about our policies, our culture, and the American people. You can also find information here about opportunities to study in the United States or to obtain a visa to come visit us.

We hope that this virtual embassy will prove to be a useful tool for you, and we welcome your feedback.  So, please visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to leave your thoughts and ideas about how we can engage even more and deepen our relationship.

Thank you so much for visiting, and I do look forward to hearing from you.