September 25th, 2009
05:42 PM ET
12 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. 2010 is going be wonderful

    I love you geniuses blaming Bush, newsflash cowards, HE'S GONE and your hero is snicker, snicker "in charge".

    His lack of fortitude reminds me of the Monty Python skit where a policeman in the UK (a Bobby) is chasing a criminal down the street who is getting away and with only a billy club in his hand he yells "stop, or I wil yell stop again".

    Mere words from the fraud in chief, hows all that love working out folks, Poland and the Czechs and the UK who used to be our total allies have already ben dissed and let's see, we have had four possible attacks broken up this week.

    The ONLY god thing Obama has done is KEPT the Patriot act that you leftists despise so much, sorry sheep, it works and by the way Mr. President, Thank you.

    That would be George Bush of course and thank you Obama for not taking it away.

    September 25, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  2. desertique

    We have enough nuclear weapons to destroy the entire world multiple times. And we are worried about 3000 centrifuges that can't even enrich to nuclear weapons capacity? Hello, how about some logic here. Israel has been harboring nuclear weapons for decades. Why is it that Jews can hold nuclear weapons in secret but Persians cannot have nuclear power?

    September 25, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  3. K

    Since when is Iran another Bush mess? Did Bush appoint their president or demand that they develop nuclear weapons or agree with them that Israel should be wiped off the face of the earth? I don't think so ...

    September 25, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  4. jaye

    Thank you president Obama – thank you for NOT being "W"...

    September 25, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  5. victim of republican greed

    Americans are lucky that McCain is not president. He would have acted like a spurned teenager, and done something really stupid. Obama has built support from the unlikeliest of places (Russia & China), and who knows, maybe diplomacy and sanctions will work if given a chance.

    September 25, 2009 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  6. victim of republican greed

    By actually dealing with the issue, we are better off. It did no good for the Cowboy to call Iran a part of the 'axes if evil' and then ignore what they were up to.

    Sadly, the true wingnuts are not concerned about Iran, they are worried about South Carolina being allowed to fly a foreign flag.

    September 25, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  7. Legna

    Iran is history...Israel will resolve this issue for us.

    September 25, 2009 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  8. Tim

    And if they don't comply, he'll stomp his feet and be really, really mad.

    September 25, 2009 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  9. Keith in Austin

    I hope Barry has the stones to do more than offer his stern teleprompter-driven rhetoric!

    September 25, 2009 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  10. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Greg Marmalard (Gates): But Iran's already on probation.
    Dean Vernon Wormer(Obama): They are? Well, as of this moment, they're on DOUBLE SECRET PROBATION!

    September 25, 2009 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  11. Carl Justus

    I am glad Obama is president instead of a hothead who would not think twice about the sending more of our men and women to a country half way around the world while we have two already going.

    September 25, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  12. No Hillary = No Obama

    This is what is going to happen on October 1st: Iran will backpeddal, ease off it's threats and then Obama and the rest of them will put them "off notice" and this dance will go on and on until one day – Kaboom!

    September 25, 2009 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  13. G2009

    This is Obama's test. If doesn't get tough on Iran, if he doesn't take some type of military action (bombing or blockade) then Iran will get the nuke, Iran will continue to oppress its own people, Iran will support terrorism and ultimately Iran will go to war against Isreal. If Obama fails this test the whole world loses. Please President Obama stop that mad man in Tehran.

    September 25, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  14. William in San Jose

    You'll see, even a complete right-wing nut job turns liberal when there's a draft in the air. Let's send Trig, Track and Tarzan!

    September 25, 2009 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  15. aware

    Our dear leader continues to equivocate! 🙁

    September 25, 2009 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  16. Glen

    Obviously Obama needs to apologise again. It didn't work the first time.

    September 25, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  17. Slider

    It sucks when foreign powers do what they do because of their own motives rather than because of leftist pre-supposed positions about how the U.S. "made" them act they way they do.

    Apparently, the same cast of characters that have been a thorn in our foreign policy for decades are content to sew the same discordant seeds of destruction regardless of whether we put a "kumbaya" president in the White House, or not.

    C'mon lefties, let's hear that song again...

    September 25, 2009 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  18. Chad

    I bet Ahmadinejad is shaking in his shoes.... Obama is weak.

    September 25, 2009 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
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