President Obama, unwilling to negotiate with Republicans in the U.S. House over major issues, is reaching out to the president of the rogue regime in Iran that is regarded as the world's biggest sponsor of terrorism.
The issue is the focal point on this week's "Follow the Money Weekly" program podcast, hosted by economist, columnist, radio host and international speaker Jerry Robinson.
Robinson noted that a telephone call between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Obama lasted 15 minutes. Obama later expressed confidence an agreement is possible regarding Iran's nuclear program, which has been condemned by the West as a prelude to nuclear weapons.
However, Robinson noted that while Western leaders are pleased with the relatively moderate tone from Rouhani lately, they still await real results.
The last time a U.S. president spoke with an Iranian leader was when Jimmy Carter, in 1979, talked by telephone with Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi before Pahlavi was overthrown.
On the issue of the budget crisis and potential government shutdown, Robinson said the results of the struggle will be important to watch.
In addition, Tom Cloud joins the program for the precious metals investors update, and Jay Peroni offers his investment idea of the week.
Podcast is :53:52.
Jerry Robinson is an economist, published author, columnist, radio talk show host, and international conference speaker. Robinson has been quoted as an economic authority by USA Today, FoxNews and many other news agencies. His columns have appeared regularly in numerous print and web publications, including WND. In addition, Robinson is also the editor-in-chief of the popular economic newsletter, "Follow the Money Quarterly."