Obama: Iran-US differences cannot be settled overnight

New York, July 2, IRNA – The US President Barack Obama says Iran-US differences cannot be settled overnight.

“There are deep-seated disagreements and divisions between the United States and Iran and those aren’t going to go away overnight,” Obama said during a press conference with visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Washington.

Obama was also asked about the fate of three Americans currently imprisoned in Iran. “This is something that we continue to push hard on irrespective of a nuclear deal,” Obama insisted. “There’s no lessening of the sense of urgency.”

On the nuclear issue, Obama said, “The goal of the nuclear negotiations is not to rely on trust but to set up a verifiable mechanism where we are cutting off the pathways for Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon.”