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Obama says on Iran all options on the table

WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he wanted direct diplomacy with long-time foe Iran but without taking other options off the table.

Obama also condemned as "appalling and objectionable" Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's denunciation of Israel as a racist state at a U.N. conference on Monday.

Reporting by Matt Spetalnick; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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