The USA - Iran diplomatic relations play out and I intend to follow them. By the template of the conflict of Israel - Palestine of transparency to the public, I hope for better progress if pres. Obama hasn't accomplished this already.
Let's see, premise 1, we want a peaceful World with content citizens in all countries, including USA and Iran (well, well, if not happy directly). This implies progress for Iran, political, economic and social, probably. Remember that Iran treats its women fairly well, they're ahead of many other countries.
Iran stands at difficult economic situation as it sponsors or is accused of sponsoring terrorism by Hezbollah and Hamas, that's trangression against international norms.
It is currently under sanctions for its assumed intentions to acquire a nuclear weapon, something that's strongly unacceptable by the international society under the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty that's set up to prevent exactly such.
Iran (USA is good, internationally they do most correctly these days):
* Sponsoring terrorism, Hezbollah and Hamas. They use XXX dollars on this and they suffer XXX dollars in sponsoring these people who the international society see as terrorists trying to harm Israel.
SOLVED! * They hold 4 US Americans (3 for trying to smuggle drugs and one for killing a nun? True?).
* They presumably, until otherwise confirmed, by IAEA, try to acquire a nuclear weapon.
- For this, given they hold the 4 citizens unfairly (drugs are serious felonies in a number of countries, like China) and the rest, they suffer serious sanctions. Update, 2016-01-17, Iran releases the U.S. Americans, 4+1, after negotiations and a swap for Iranians being held in USA. This is great news indeed! Hurray! For a more peaceful world!
In wanting progress for all, for a World of justice and peace and careers also in Iran, the obvious aim is to work to reduce the transgressions in return for greater freedom as country and to yet again being seen as a plain country of the civilized World.
How? This is to be worked out, but as of now, sanctions are exactly just and should remain until better news. Also, Iran holds only 80 Mn people. There are limits to what they are able to do. Therefore, given their size, they need India, China, Pakistan and Russia to make the most of the "work" or change in the World, whatever this is. Further, therefore, their aim should be peaceful because they aren't able to do that much regardless. They have only this one goal in sight, namely PEACE! So let's see how they move about in the World.