I suspect President Obama's attempts to reach out and speak intelligently with North Korea and Iran will be about as successful as his attempts to reach out and speak intelligently with the Republicans were since North Korea and Iran have about the same interest in the common good as the Republicans do. I'm just sayin'.
Actually, Iran may be the more feasible of the three. Newsweek editor Fareed Zakaria has an interesting article out in which he asserts "everything you know about Iran is wrong".
I recall Zakaria doing the talk show circuit in 2002 promoting the notion that overthrowing Saddam Hussein would "end Islamic terror". So you know he has experience in everything he knows being wrong.