Friday, March 13, 2009
Barack Obama Extends Sanctions on Iran
President Barack Obama pledged to seek greater dialogue with Iran, namely to resolve the dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
His administration is conducting a review of policy toward Iran and has yet to reveal any conclusions. Obama has said, however, he will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon.
Iran says its nuclear programme is purely for peaceful use to generate energy.
President Barack Obama on Thursday extended US sanctions for at least another year, saying the Iranian government's policies continue to pose an "extraordinary threat" to the US.
Obama said "Actions and policies of the government of Iran are contrary to the interests of the United States in the region and pose a continuing unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States,"