Obama to pursue diplomacy with Iran and Syria
U.S. President Barack Obama says a deal that would allow Iran to have its own nuclear program should be possible if Iran acts in a "transparent & verifiable" way.
Speaking at the UN General Assembly's annual meeting Tuesday, Obama said he had instructed his Secretary of State John Kerry to hold face to face negotiations with Tehran regarding its nuclear program.
The U.S. leader also laid out Washington's priorities for Syria as well as the rest of the Middle East and North Africa.
Obama said the U.S. always considers diplomatic solutions, but does not rule out the use of military force against extremist threats.
With the Syrian government seemingly hesitant to fully give up its chemical weapons, Obama called for a strong UN resolution that would punish Syria if it fails to surrender its stockpile in a verifiable way.
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