Obama made the remarks over the telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, according to a White House announcement.
"The United States is focused on reaching a comprehensive deal with Iran that prevents Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and verifiably assures the international community of the exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear program,” the statement said.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which supervises Iran's nuclear activities has never concluded the country’s nuclear program has trespassed its peaceful sphere into the realm of military.
The US president also "underscored the United States’ enduring commitment to the security of Israel and the importance of continuing close cooperation with Israel on this issue.”
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are going to hold talks on Tehran’s nuclear program in the Swiss city of Geneva on Wednesday this week.
While on a visit to India, Kerry on Monday expressed hope that his upcoming meeting with the Iranian counterpart would lay the ground for talks on Iran’s nuclear program to gain progress.