June 9th, 2010
01:28 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama: U.N. sanctions do not close door on Iran diplomacy

Washington (CNN) - U.N. sanctions on Iran do not close the door to future diplomacy, President Obama said Wednesday.

"The Iranian government must understand that true security will not come through the pursuit of nuclear weapons. True security will come through adherence to international law and the demonstration of its peaceful intent," Obama said.

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  1. Bruce

    Nothing but hot air from Obozo. He's a coward and has no plans to go up against Iran. Face it, our country's leader doesn't have what it takes to be a real leader and step up to the plate. We are the laughing stock of the world just like we were when Carter was in office and you saw what happened to him after one term. Kiss a second term goodbye Obozo. One and done in 2012!

    June 9, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  2. Take America Back

    Please give me a break!!!

    June 9, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  3. Ariely

    The goal should be:

    ** Replacement of the Iranian theocratic regime with the help of Iranian people***

    Delaing Iran NUC will not stop this regime to fulfill their object of Shia type worldwide domination

    The NUK is only a tactical tool helping the theocrats to achieve their ultimate goal.
    Following few examples:
    1: Iran ideology:
    Export Islam until the entire world will be one mighty caliphate
    Iranian leaders are openly declaring for the last 3 decades that:
    The final battle has begun—Iran dogma will be the only survival and rule the world– Iran is preparing for the final battle
    *In lectures delivered by Prof Bernard Lewis, number 1 expert on Islam world wide, he warns the world of the apocalyptic mindset of the Iranian leaders.
    2: Iran anti liberalism and democracy ideology:
    Iran leaders' during the last year, have said that liberal democracy is on its last legs
    3: Iran is the main terror supporter for the last 3 decades
    4: Iran policy to non Islamic religions example.
    Teachers were convicted of the crime of teaching Bahai religion and hanged up
    5 ;Women lows:
    *Virgin women to be executed is raped by a guard ahead execution
    The guard goes to the women family declaring himself as son in law

    June 9, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  4. Get A Grip

    "The Iranian government must understand that true security will not come through the pursuit of nuclear weapons"

    pssssst.....hey Obama, you may believe this rubbish, but the Iranian government sure doesn't. So, while you're kissing butt our enemy is hoping to destroy us.

    June 9, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  5. strikerF2

    Obama is a Coward,and a ring kisser.All he wants to do is talk,talk,talk.

    June 9, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  6. Rand Palin Kentucky equals great education

    be sure to call Sara Palin; she's an expert on oil and I know that she looks out her window and sees Russia, unless the Fence she built blocks her view: Call her prez

    June 9, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  7. Rand Palin Kentucky equals great education

    or maybe President Obama may want to call Rand Paul, He can see tennessee from his window...

    June 9, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  8. Angus McDugan

    See the liberal/progressive template below.

    "I'm an independent and voted for , but . All that said, . I am going to vote for .

    June 9, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  9. nini

    Wake up Mr. President what diplomacy?
    They are laughing at you and your so called blind diplomacy.
    How many more Nada’s do you need to see murdered by the this regime so you would get it.
    I can’t help but to wonder how much the Iranian people would be closer to freedom if McCain was the president.
    You don’t talk to CEO of BP but you have no problem breaking bread with mullahs Of Iran.
    When are you going to get it? When a nuclear BOMB goes off in Jerusalem?

    It is time for this president to get serious about Iran and stop appeasing the enemy.

    June 9, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  10. Victim of GOP Taliban

    Bush/Cheney and their Neo-Confederate fascist friends think not talking to a nation, ignoring or bombing them will magically solve problems. Think again.

    June 9, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  11. aughwick

    You can NOT deal with a (Mad Man) sanctions will not work unless China goes along with it . Diplomacy definitely won't work we have tried before. The Obama administration does not get it you can not kiss ass to Tyrants. Obama wants to kiss ass to everybody I am just GLAD he was not Pres. in WWII.

    June 9, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  12. Joe

    We American people elected Obama in 2008 and expected him to end the recession, grow the economy, SAVE or CREATE jobs, advance world peace, convince terrorist to love America, low the rising sea level, and cool the earth, but nothin happens so far. If Obama really wants Iran to give up its nuclear weapon ambition, the best things for Obama to convince Iran is to blame Bush all world's ills and bow below the kees to Iran president. YES, YOU CAN!

    June 9, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  13. Amazing

    You cannot reason with madmen, been tried before. Wonder if iran has a warm fuzzy feeling toward us. Yea right.

    June 9, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  14. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Sanctions needs to be imposed on the U.S. to cleanup the racism in this country.

    June 9, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |