US President’s message to Iran

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US President Barack Obama marked the beginning of the Iranian New Year by calling for a nuclear deal. The message recorded at the White House appealed to the Iranian leadership directly and the people of Iran. An end of month deadline for a deal is fast approaching and while diplomats report progress significant hurdles remain. CCTV America’s Nathan King filed this report from Washington.

US President\'s message to Iran

US President\'s message to Iran

US President Barack Obama marked the beginning of the Iranian New Year by calling for a nuclear deal. The message recorded at the White House appealed to the Iranian leadership directly and the people of Iran. An end of month deadline for a deal is fast approaching and while diplomats report progress significant hurdles remain. CCTV America's Nathan King filed this report from Washington.

Highlights:

  • The talks over Iran’s nuclear program broke up on Friday with the news that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s mother had died.
  • Rouhani’s brother is one of the nuclear negotiators and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expressed his condolences.