September 26th, 2009
10:00 AM ET
14 years ago

Obama touts 'new era of engagement'

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."

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  1. victim of republican greed

    Well done, President Obama. We are fortunate that we did not elect McSurge and the empty skirt.

    September 26, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  2. victim of republican greed

    If this works, we may not have to, "Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Iran." So far we have not invaded Iran, and there are no military casualties. Keep up the great work!

    September 26, 2009 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |