November 3, 2011 / 10:27 AM / in 6 years

Obama says pressure must be maintained on Iran

CANNES, France (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said he and French President Nicolas Sarkozy agreed during talks on Thursday on the need for pressure to be maintained on Iran over its nuclear program.

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the G20 Summit in Cannes, France November 3, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

“We had the opportunity to talk about a range of security issues,” Obama told reporters following talks with Sarkozy ahead of a G20 heads of state summit in the French resort of Cannes.

“One in particular that I want to mention is the continuing threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program. The IAEA is scheduled to release a report on Iran’s nuclear program next week and President Sarkozy and I agree on the need to maintain the unprecedented pressure on Iran to meet its obligations.”

Reporting Laura MacInnis and Alister Bull

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