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Obama hails nuclear deal in message to Iran

Obama says the deal makes it possible for Iran to rejoin the global economy through increased trade and investment

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President Barack Obama said the benefits of the Iranian nuclear deal are "undeniable" although it may still take time for people to begin enjoying them.

Obama said the deal makes it possible for Iran to rejoin the global economy through increased trade and investment, creating jobs and opportunities for Iranians to sell their goods around the world.

The president added that the U.S. still has "profound differences" with Iran, but said the fact that the countries are talking regularly for the first time in decades could help solve them.

Obama addressed the Iranian people in his annual video message marking Nowruz, the Persian New Year. Citing his trip Sunday to Cuba, he said it's possible for old adversaries to start down a new path after decades of mistrust.

Gulf Arab states have previously said they required further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian regional influence.