WASHINGTON (CNN)– In his weekly internet and radio address, President Barack Obama touted a "new era of engagement" around the world.
"Over the past nine months my administration has renewed American leadership, and pursued a new era of engagement in which we call upon all nations to live up to their responsibilities," Obama said. "This week, our engagement produced tangible results in several areas."
In the nearly 5 minute video, Obama recounted what he called the successes of the G-20 economic summit in Pittsburgh and the gathering of world leaders earlier in the week at the United Nations, while underscoring the severity of his message to Iran to give up its alleged pursuit of nuclear weapons and abide by international rules or risk confrontation.
"My offer of a serious, meaningful dialogue to resolve this issue remains open," said Obama. "Iran's leaders must now choose – they can live up to their responsibilities and achieve integration with the community of nations. Or they will face increased pressure and isolation, and deny opportunity to their own people."