President Barack Obama, speaking at the United Nations, stated that he believes that a peaceful solution to the Iran's nuclear issue can be derived, according to Aljazeera America, September 24, 2013. The article described Obama's commitment to solving the Iranian nuclear issue peacefully and without an attempt by the United States to manifest a regime change in Iran.
According to the article, Obama said that he was encouraged by the fact that Iranian leadership has been conciliatory toward Secretary of State Kerry, and making statements to the effect that they seek a resolution to the matter. Obama also was encouraged by the Iranian Supreme Leader's recent fatwa, or religious declaration, against the use of nuclear weapons.
Obama also cited the unfortunate chemical weapons assault on Iranian citizens by Iraqi soldiers in the waning days of the Iran-Iraq war in 1989 largely as a result of the sharing of U.S. Intelligence with Iraqui forces. The President also referenced the United States ouster of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadeq in 1953 and acknowledged Iran's long held dismay towards American intervention into its affairs.
Obama admitted that it is possible that the problem may be too insurmountable for a diplomatic solution, but insisted that it is right for his administration to seek such a solution nevertheless. While it is yet unclear whether or not Obama will have a direct meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, he remains open to such a meeting should it come to fruition.