In a video late Thursday night, President Obama spoke to Iran on their new year.

Obama addressed the difficult relationship the U.S. has had with Iran. "For nearly three decades, relations between our nations have been strained, but at this holiday we are reminded of the common humanity that binds us together," he said.

He also said that his administration seeks to change course, and restore diplomatic ties with the nation.

"I would like to speak clearly to Iran's leaders," he said. "We have serious differences that have grown over time. Our administration is now committed to diplomacy that addresses the full range of issues before us and to pursuing constructed ties between the United State, Iran and the international community."

Check out the video below.