Reid to Obama: Keep your sights set on Iran

As unrest continues in Iran, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sent President Obama a letter on Monday urging him to keep up his focus on ending the country's nuclear program.

As Obama continues to discuss the peace process between Israel and Palestine, Reid wrote, "it is also vital this process not take away from your commitment to deal with the ongoing threat from Iran."

"I believe that resolving the problem of Iran's nuclear program will help facilitate the Arab-Israeli peace process you and I both seek to promote," Reid said.

Anyone else find it interesting that Reid wrote this letter today and released it to the press? Of course, one of the major implications of the unrest in Iran is that Ahmadinejad could become a significantly weaker leader the longer these protests continue.

jeremy.jacobs@thehill.com