September 25th, 2009
05:42 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama: Iran on notice

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (CNN) – President Barack Obama said Friday that "Iran is on notice" regarding its nuclear efforts, and that the international community is united in its opposition to Tehran's nuclear program.

"Iran is on notice that, when we meet with them on October 1st, they are going to have to come clean and they are going to have to make a choice: are they willing to go down the path to greater prosperity and security for Iran - giving up the acquisition of nuclear weapons and deciding that they are willing to abide by international rules and standards in their in their pursuit of peaceful nuclear energy, or will they continue down a path that is going to lead to confrontation," he said in a news conference at the G-20 meeting here.

"What has changed is that the international community, I think, has
spoken. It is now up to Iran to respond."


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soundoff (68 Responses)
  1. Robin

    I guess Ahmadinejad did not care for that "stern talking to." But then again, it was a threat to threaten and nothing more.

    Come on Obama...put him in timeout!

    September 25, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  2. ccc

    i smell war

    September 25, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  3. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    LMAO, what is this spineless dummy and his weird Secretary of State going to do about it. The same as they do with any other bad guy on the international scene, send them a nasty note. He needs to send ACORN in their under the leadership of Van Jones, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and really screw up their country like they are doing to us.

    September 25, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  4. Purpleroundy

    Where are cheney and Rumsfeld when we need them? I say we bury the middle east and start over.

    September 25, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  5. I married my sister in S.C

    Our State depends on wars to survive.

    September 25, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  6. Tony Owusu

    The Iranians are lucky McCain isn't President. He would loved to have put his Bomb Bomb Iran song into real use.

    September 25, 2009 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  7. Four and The Door

    I say give a green light to the Isreali nuclear facility wrecking crew. Iran has already chosen their path, don't we understand that?

    September 25, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  8. Joe Mustich, Justice of the Peace

    Yawn. What about Israel's nukes? Why the double standard?

    Haven't we learned enough from the lies told to us about Iraq?

    Shame on us.

    September 25, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  9. B

    What a bunch of blather,we are no doubt designing the next generation of nuclear weapons as we read this.

    We need to be a leader in ridding ourselves of Nukes before telling everyone else to comply. Lead by example.

    September 25, 2009 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  10. Enough

    Oooh, I bet he is shaking in his boots after Obamas tough words. He already knows Obama is a wimp and he is just pushing his buttons. How Naive Obama is to think he could sit down with this man.

    September 25, 2009 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  11. cl

    It's about time! Iran smiles and lies.

    September 25, 2009 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  12. Jose in South Texas

    I'm sure Ahmadinejad is shaking in his boots.

    September 25, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  13. AJ in Austin Tx

    So does this mean that Bush was right when he said Iran was part of an axis of evil?

    September 25, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  14. Liberals are Hypocrites!

    Blah, blah, blah, Barry:

    "What has changed is that the international community, "I THINK", has
    spoken."

    Well - has it or hasn't it? And care to clarify EXACTLY what it has said - except more blah, blah, blah.

    Blah, blah, blah, Barry.

    September 25, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  15. steve

    Let's see what happens on obama's watch. We saw what happened on Bushes watch on foreign policy, an outright disaster. The obama administration may fail also on the Iran question, but only time will tell.

    September 25, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  16. JOBLESS IN IOWA

    Obama Blows More Smoke to change the subject again.

    September 25, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  17. bimmer

    Obama on notice too. One term of this stage- managed Presidency is enough.

    Chavez is right when he said there are two Obamas: a true one who is willing to be friendly with Iran, Chavez, Castro, and Ghadafi. The false one who will calibrate (to use his own words after the Gates saga) his speeches to get elected.

    Americans are also sensing this duplicity.

    September 25, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  18. Al Phillips

    Why is Israel allowed nukes? What a double standard. The biggest obstacle to peace in the Middle East is the blessed state of Israel.

    September 25, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  19. CH

    Oooooh. Scary. I'd be terrified of Obama's threats if I was Iran.. after all, we have that missile shield that we're building in Eastern Europe.

    Oh, wait.

    September 25, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  20. annie s

    President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton are doing an outstanding job on this issue. By bringing Russia and China into the equation, we may finally get sanctions that will do some good....adn if they don't we will have the international community on our side. Thank goodness we have level heads in charge. I shudder to think what the situation would be has McCain been elected.

    September 25, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  21. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Thanks for keeping us safe Mr. President!

    September 25, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  22. Kim-SC

    Do not worry Isreali will take care of Iran shortly and there is nothing anyone will be able to stop them. Isreali will not tolerate a nuclear Iran EVER!

    September 25, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  23. ICARE

    Islam's religion is too emotional-based and too quick to act. There's no forgivness in teh process. Let's not give nuke to Islam.

    Extremists have shown us what they can do on 9/11. I think that's enough show and drama.

    No nuke for iran. Do you really want to breathe toxic air? Drink acid water? On top of that, all our DNA will be messed up.

    I saw a documentary once on the history channel. The russians were testing nukes around a nomad tribe and their kids came out looking like a TADPOLE. It was a HORRIBLE sight!!

    September 25, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  24. mjm

    Or else what?

    September 25, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  25. Bob in Pa

    You can tell your kid to go stand in the corner a hundred times. It still won't solve their behavior problems if they don't want to stop it themselves.

    September 25, 2009 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
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