Obama says he will issue a clear challenge to Iran, source says
March 7th, 2013
08:50 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama says he will issue a clear challenge to Iran, source says

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he will not engage in any "chest beating" over Iran's nuclear program, but plans to issue a "clear and direct" challenge to Tehran during his upcoming Middle East trip, according to sources familiar with his comments.

Obama said at a White House meeting with Jewish American leaders that he will still work toward a diplomatic resolution with Iran over its nuclear program, but that no options are off the table, including military ones, one of the sources said.


Filed under: Iran • President Obama
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Once it is made clear to the Iranian leadership that this kind of activity will result in the people ending up like those in North Korea, then they can stop moving toward moving toward the unmonitored weapons program they are developing. And once they have the weapon, they may not launch it but would likely have Hamas or Hezbolah park it in Tel Aviv for no other reason than there are Jews there.

    March 7, 2013 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  2. politician01

    Peace is the assure thing and member state should always realise that whatever they are doing they should clearly understand that they're innocent people in the society. In the case of iran and israel it is just bound of the past and both states should not dwell on the past. Because it will lead you to war to which many country of the world are supporting.
    It is not an idea for Iran to have nuclear that at the end of that launch innocent people suffers it. May be country hasn't learnt their lessons from the past wars that was organised by Germany and ended by world,supported by britain. The main things is that during the war experiences people died a lot lost their lives,property,etc and yet a nation that has people doesn't have respect for its lands to destroy other humans because of pride and if I may say this obama is doing what he can to stop the launch program and live as a state rather than a conflict side.

    March 8, 2013 05:16 am at 5:16 am |
  3. obama is Out Of Touch with reality

    this is pretty stupid pic of a wanna be that can not think without a teleprompter

    March 8, 2013 06:39 am at 6:39 am |