Obama, Sarkozy Want Iran Sanctions in 'Weeks'
'I'm not interested in waiting months': Obama
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 30, 2010 5:01 PM CDT
President Barack Obama shakes hands with French President Nicolas Sarkozy during a news conference in the East Room of the White House.   (Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – With the president of France at his side, President Obama declared today that he hopes to have international sanctions against Iran in place "within weeks" over its nuclear program. But he acknowledged he still lacks full support. "Do we have unanimity in the international community? Not yet. And that's something that we have to work on."

Obama said that while "the door remains open if the Iranians choose to walk though it," there have been no signs that Tehran is moving back from its nuclear program—and patience has all but run out. "My hope is that we are going to get this done this spring," Obama said. For his part, Nicolas Sarkozy said that "Iran cannot continue its mad race" toward nuclear weapons. "The time has come to take decisions."

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