The US will continue to pressure the Iranian regime through sanctions if the upcoming P5+1 talks fail to lead to a negotiated settlement over Tehran's nuclear program, US President Barack Obama said Thursday.
The US president spoke via telephone about the contentious issue with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. In a press conference, White House Spokesman Jay Carney said that "both leaders expressed hope that Iran would take advantage of the upcoming P5+1 talks to address the international community's concerns on their nuclear program."
He added that "the US will continue to pressure the regime through sanctions if they remain unresponsive to the efforts."
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