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Obama: Alleged Iran plot will worsen isolation

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 01:22

Oct. 13 - Speaking for the first time about an alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador, President Barack Obama says no options are ''off the table'' in terms of dealing with Iran. Sarah Irwin reports.

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Speaking for the first time about an alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador - President Barack Obama says he will seek tough sanctions against the country. SOUNDBITE: U.S. President Barack Obama "We are going to continue to do is to apply the toughest sanctions and continue to mobilize the international community to make sure that Iran is further and further isolated and that it pays a price for this kind of behavior." At a news conference with the South Korean president in Washington - Obama said the U.S.'s first step was to prosecute two men allegedly involved in the plan. Obama also left the door open for possible military action. SOUNDBITE: U.S. President Barack Obama "Now, we don't take any options off the table in terms of how we operate with Iran, but what you can expect is that we will continue to apply the sorts of pressure that will have a direct impact on the Iranian government until it makes a better choice in terms of how it's going to interact with the rest of the international community." Iran has denied the charges and expressed outrage at the accusations. Sarah Irwin, Reuters.

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Obama: Alleged Iran plot will worsen isolation

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 01:22