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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Obama Expects U.N. Sanctions on Iran to Be Approved Soon -- New York Times

Obama Expects U.N. Sanctions on Iran to Be Approved Soon -- New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Obama predicted on Tuesday that he would be able to persuade the United Nations to “move forcefully” against Iran with new sanctions within weeks, not months, as he turned up the pressure on Tehran to back off its nuclear program.

“We think that we can get sanctions within weeks,” Mr. Obama told reporters after meeting at the White House with President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, who has been pressing for an aggressive approach to Iran.

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