October 1st, 2009
04:02 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama: Iran must allow IAEA 'unfettered' access in two weeks


WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Thursday that Iran must provide the International Atomic Energy Agency "unfettered" access to the newly disclosed Qom uranium enrichment site within two weeks.

In a statement on talks held earlier Thursday in Geneva, Switzerland, between Iran and the so-called P5+1 allies including the United States, Obama said the head of the IAEA would be traveling soon to Iran to inspect the Qom facility.

The IAEA has confirmed a trip to Iran by Director General Mohamed ElBaradei would take place soon, but no specific date has been announced.

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  1. Deanna in Denver

    Tough decisions ahead. I'm just glad that the rest of the world is once again standing beside us on these matters. Thanks President Obama.

    October 1, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    That should give them just enough time to brick over entrances to areas where the real stuff is hidden. Don't think so? It's exactly what the Israelis did at the Dimona reactor in the 60's. Seems to have worked then, it will probably work now.

    October 1, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  3. Bill

    I just hope Obama has more spine than Carter when it comes to Iran. That will be the next (and maybe last) major war.

    October 1, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  4. John from California

    SUPPORT the President! Anything else is treason as we are in two of George Bush's and the Republican Party's wars and facing down Iran part of George Bush's "Axis of Evil" should be a National Priority!

    October 1, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  5. kaleto

    Oh, I know what he'll do if Iran doesn't comply–prosecute CIA members for "torturing" those poor terrorists. Boy, will that show them he means business!

    October 1, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  6. No More Incumbents

    Or he'll give them another 2 weeks. ANd if they still don't respond, he'll only give them 1 week, then he'll count to 100, then he'll go out raising funds for the Dems so that he remains in power and blame George Bush. This guy is everything I expected and less.

    October 1, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  7. single mom

    Seriously though – does anyone REALLY think Israel is going to wait much longer?
    Israelis have been threatened with extinction before. They won't be put anywhere near that situation again.

    Honestly, considering what Israel's done in the past, Iran is more worried about the IDF than Obama talking about more talks.

    October 1, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  8. John from California

    Either Iran grants the International community's inspectors unfettered access to that Nuclear Site or we send Dick Cheney over to go hunting with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad .

    October 1, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  9. Ram

    What a bunch of idiots, who say they can dismantle centrifuges and nuclear material in 2 weeks. Obama is right US of A needs to learn science and math, n leave the bible aside to read when they retire.

    October 1, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
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