Obama's appeal to Iran: "Historic opportunity" to transform bilateral relations

  • In a video message for the Persian New Year Nowruz, President Barack Obama said that a deal to transform relations between the United States and Iran was within reach. The President conveyed to the people of Iran the message that the two countries have the best opportunity "to pursue a different future." According to media reports, six powers are negotiating a deal which aims to curtail Iran’s nuclear activity. Though Obama was hopeful, he felt that there were still some gaps in the negotiations.