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Obama Sees Less Than 50-50 Chance Iran Talks Will Succeed

President Barack Obama said he is committed to trying diplomacy to resolve tensions over Iran’s nuclear program even as he puts the odds of success at no better than 50-50.

Defending his recent overtures to the Islamic republic, Obama said yesterday that the preliminary six-month accord reached in Geneva last month curtails Iran’s nuclear activities and buys time for talks on a comprehensive deal that would leave it unable to produce nuclear weapons.