Iran should freeze sensitive nuclear activity: Obama

WASHINGTON: Iran should agree to freeze sensitive nuclear activity for at least a decade if it wants to strike a deal with the US, President Barack Obama has said.
However, the odds are against talks with Iran ending with an agreement, Mr Obama said. Negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme are at a critical stage, with an outline agreement due on 31 March. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to urge the US Congress on Tuesday to oppose a deal.
He was invited to speak at the US Capitol by Republican House Speaker John Boehner, angering Democrats. Mr Netanyahu, who faces domestic elections in two weeks’ time will not meet Mr Obama during his visit to the US.