Saturday, July 11, 2009
US President Barack Obama cranked up pressure on Iran by saying Friday world leaders were “appalled” at post-poll violence and would not stand idly by while Iran builds a nuclear weapon.
Welcoming a rare consensus on Iran among the globe’s most powerful nations at the L’Aquila summit, Obama told reporters he hoped Tehran would recognize that “world opinion is very clear”.
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The G8 joint declaration expressed “serious concern” over post-election violence in Iran but called for a negotiated resolution to the standoff over Tehran’s nuclear programme, giving it until September’s G20 summit.
“And that’s been always our premise, is that we provide that door,” said Obama.
This article was posted: Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 5:17 am