UN address: Obama says he welcomes signs of new Iranian government's 'more moderate course'

  • by: JULIE PACE , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 24, 2013 - 1:00 PM

UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed the new Iranian government's pursuit of a "more moderate course," saying it should offer the basis for a breakthrough on Iran's nuclear impasse with the United Nations and the U.S. He signaled a willingness to directly engage Iran's leaders, tasking Secretary of State John Kerry with pursuing that diplomacy with Tehran.

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