■ Obama Wants to Reset U.S. Relations With Iran

In his Nowruz message to the Iranian people, U.S. President Barack Obama called for an end to decades of mutual mistrust and fear. As the Iranians mark their new year, six world powers prepare to wrap up talks on Iran’s nuclear program.

A deal would ensure Tehran’s nuclear technology can only be used for peaceful purposes in exchange for the easing of economic sanctions against Iran.

President Obama believes Iran has a historic opportunity to join the international community. He urged Tehran to accept the deal which could lead to greater opportunities for Iranian people.
“More trade and ties with the world. More foreign investment and jobs, including for young Iranians,” he said. “More cultural exchanges and chances for Iranian students to travel abroad. More partnerships in areas like science and technology and innovation. In other words, a nuclear deal now can help open the door to a brighter future for you—the Iranian people.”

But Iran must first prove its nuclear program is not a threat, said U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.

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(Voice of America)

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