Iranian papers praise Ahmadinejad's letter to Obama

Iran's president is attracting some support at home for his message of congratulations to US President-elect Barack Obama, which several newspaper commentaries on Tuesday said presented an important opportunity. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's message, sent last Thursday, was the first time an Iranian leader has offered such wishes to the winner of a US presidential election since the two countries broke off relations after the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the hostage crisis at the US Embassy