US-Russia presidents discuss Iran

2009-09-24 09:09 BJT

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US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev have hinted that Iran could face stronger international sanctions if it does not work quickly to agree to demands that it terminate its nuclear ambitions.

The two leaders made the comments in a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session. But they also expressed their hope that the issue could be resolved diplomatically.

Medvedev added that the task will be to create a system of incentives that would allow Iran to resolve its peaceful nuclear program, but at the same time prevent it from obtaining nuclear weapons.

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