Obama: We'll pursue sanctions, though still open to dialogue

By ASSOCIATED PRESS, JPOST.COM STAFF
March 20, 2010 06:43

 
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U.S. President Barack Obama pledged to pursue aggressive sanctions to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapons, but renewed his offer of dialogue vis-a-vis Teheran.

Obama told Iranians that the United States' offer of diplomatic dialogue still stands but that the Iranian government has chosen isolation. He said the U.S. believes in the dignity of every human being.

Obama has posted an Internet video with Farsi subtitles, his second, timed to coincide with Nowruz, a 12-day festival celebrating the Persian new year and the arrival of spring.

In the video Obama tells the Iranians that the United States wants more educational and cultural exchanges for their students and better access to the Internet to give them a more hopeful future.

"We are working with the international community to hold the Iranian government accountable because they refuse to live up to their international obligations," Obama said in the address, according to excerpts released by the White House.

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