Members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany met with Iran's top diplomat Thursday to begin paving the way for the first round of negotiations on the nuclear issue since April.
Although Iran's President Hasan Rouhani has adopted a more moderate approach than his predecessor, the United States remains skeptical that Iran's supreme leader will actually allow a change in course."IWhat's the newfound urgency that we're seeing from Iran to revive negotiations over their nuclear program? CBN News' Terrorism Analyst Erick Stackelbeck talks about this and more, on Newswatch, Sept. 26.
"I don't believe this difficult history can be overcome overnight. The suspicions run too deep," President Barack Obama said at the U.N. General Assembly.
"But I do believe that if we can resolve the issue of Iran's nuclear program, that can serve as a major step down a long road towards a different relationship," he said.
Obama and other U.S. officials say Iran must prove its commitment with actions, not just words.