URGENT ¥¥¥ Obama urges 'immediate' steps from Iran on nuclear issue

US President Barack Obama urged Iran on Monday to take "immediate and meaningful steps" to move "toward an enduring, long-term settlement" with the world over its disputed nuclear program.

In a White House statement, Obama added that if Iran took such action "the Iranian people will begin to see the benefits of greater trade and ties with other nations, including the United States."