U.S. President Barack Obama says it's 'nonsense' to believe he's content with the notion that Americans are held hostage in Iran. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday it was "nonsense" to think he is content with Americans being held in Iran, but including those citizens in the nuclear talks with Iran would have complicated the negotiations. "If the question is why we did not tie the negotiations to their release, think about the logic that that creates," he said during a news conference. "Suddenly Iran realizes, you know what, maybe we can get additional concessions out of the Americans by holding these individuals." Obama says his administration is working every single day to free the U.S. hostages in Iran.