As Iran continues to develop nuclear power for peaceful purposes, many people have expressed concern that a nuclear weapons program might emerge. http://www.cfr.org/publication/16811/ President Obama has acknowledged they have a legitimate right to pursue peaceful energy development. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/02/obama-iran-nuclear-energy_n_210332.html [Broken] "LONDON — President Barack Obama reiterated that Iran may have some right to nuclear energy _ provided it takes steps to prove its aspirations are peaceful. In a BBC interview broadcast Tuesday, Obama also restated plans to pursue direct diplomacy with Tehran to encourage it to set aside any ambitions for nuclear weapons it might harbor. Iran has insisted its nuclear program is aimed at generating electricity. But the U.S. and other Western governments accuse Tehran of seeking atomic weapons. "Without going into specifics, what I do believe is that Iran has legitimate energy concerns, legitimate aspirations. On the other hand, the international community has a very real interest in preventing a nuclear arms race in the region," Obama said." At the same time, President Obama is leading the US to a clean green alternative energy future with wind, solar, and geothermal funding, while steering the US away from coal, oil, and nuclear. http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSTRE5115B520090202 Accordingly, this is a terrific opportunity for President Obama to solve both a major political problem and export his clean green technology - at the same time. All the President needs to do is show the Iranian leadership the benefits of solar and wind power. They have vast expanses of unused land, ideal for wind and solar deployment. He can cite the same reasons wind and solar is the answer for US future prosperity. Also, the Iranian leadership would not face the environmental battles faced in the US. Realistically, they could quickly become the world's solar and wind energy leader, perhaps export surplus power to Iraq and other neighboring states? With a flourishing wind and solar industry, Iran will no longer need to engage in a nuclear program.