Iran's official broadcasters may have ignored President Obama's message to the nation's people and leaders but many Iranians will have accessed the message (full text here) via unauthorised satellite channels and the internet.
Britain's Times welcomes Barack Obama's offer of friendship but commentators on America's right are unpersuaded.
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton noted that Iran - at least up until now - has only used talks to buy time. Throughout extended talks with the EU it has continued steps towards building a nuclear weapon and has continued its support of worldwide terrorist groups. In today's Wall Street Journal he writes about Iran's former Deputy Minister of Defense Ali Reza Asghari and his disclosure of Tehran's financing of Syria's nuclear weapons programme.
Bill Kristol at the Weekly Standard regretted that the message contained "no reiteration of the demand--heretofore the position not just of the United States but of its European allies--that Iran stop its program for developing nuclear weapons in return for such constructive ties." Kristol also reminded his readers of the nature of the regime:
A lot of attention is given to the Iranian President and the hope that he'll be replaced in elections due on 12th June but the Tehran regime's hostility to Israel and support for terrorism is in the DNA of much of the nation's ruling elite. Michael Gerson in The Washington Post: