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In video message to Iranians, Obama says nuclear deal has a chance

Published on Mar 20, 2014 8:32 PM
 
US President Barack Obama speaks prior to a screening of the film, Cesar Chavez, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House in Washington, DC, March 19, 2014. Mr Obama sent a video message to Iranians on Thursday, March 20,2014, to say there is a chance to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran if Teheran takes verifiable steps to assure the West its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes only. -- PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - President Barack Obama sent a video message to Iranians on Thursday to say there is a chance to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran if Teheran takes verifiable steps to assure the West its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes only.

"I'm under no illusions. This will be difficult," Mr Obama said in a message to mark the Iranian holiday Nowruz.

"But I'm committed to diplomacy because I believe there is the basis for a practical solution."