Obama: Possible Solution on Iran Nuclear Weapons

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Sept. 27 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama speaks to reporters about his phone conversation with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. (Source: Bloomberg)

President of iran.

The two of us discussed our ongoing efforts to reach an agreement over it ron's nuclear program.

I reiterated -- iran's nuclear program.

There are important obstacles to moving forward and success is not guaranteed, i believe we can reach a comprehensive solution.

I have directed secretary kerry to continue pursuing this diplomatic effort.

We had constructive discussions yesterday with our partners, the european union, the united kingdom, france, germany, russia, and china.

We have directed our teams to continue working expeditiously and cooperation to pursue an agreement.

We will stay in close touch with our friends and allies in the region, including israel.

We are mindful of all of the challenges ahead.

The very fact that this was the first communications between an american and an iranian president since 1979 underscores the deep mistrust between our countries, but it also indicates the prospect of moving the aunt the difficult history -- beyond the difficult history.

The supreme leader has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons.

I've made clear that we respect the right of the iranian people to access peaceful nuclear energy in the context of iran meeting its obligations.

Resolving this issue could also serve as a major step forward in a new relationship between the united states and the islamic republic of iran.

It would also help to facilitate -- one that would help the iranian people and would help us address concerns that would bring greater peace and stability to the middle east.

A path will be difficult.

I believe we have a responsibility to pursue diplomacy and we have a unique opportunity to make progress with the new leadership in tehran.

I communicated my deep respect for the iranian people.

This comes on the same day that we can accomplish a major diplomatic breakthrough on syria

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