May 17th, 2010
02:14 PM ET

White House: Iran nuke offer won't stop push for sanctions

A nuclear agreement announced by Iran and Turkey will not halt the U.S. push for stronger sanctions against Iran, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday.

"It does not change the steps that we are taking to hold Iran responsible for its obligations, including sanctions," Gibbs said at the daily White House news briefing.

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  1. sam

    is this our government talking or the israeli lobby?

    May 17, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. omar

    Iran is constantly threatened by two very aggressive countries (US and israel) that have a long history of attacking sovereign nations. Why wouldn't they have the right to defend themselves with whatever weapon they can find?
    The US should, for a start, stop the aggressive rethoric and saber rattling. Why don't they ask Israel to disarm simultaneously?

    May 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Seyed Farhid

    With such lack of logic and reasoning it is only a matter time before we lose the support of the UN and IAEA. This tenative agreement to send enriched uranium abroad was the exact request of the US and allies. Now that there is a deal in the works we are backing out... What a shame MR. Gibbs.

    May 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mission Acomplished

    In other words, "we will attack Iran, no matter what it does short of complete surrender".
    Not much change in warmongering since Bush. At least they no longer try to show fake
    "WMD stockpiles" to justify all out war.

    Speaking of which, what of the Israeli WMD stockpile of 200+ nukes?

    May 17, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. crppplll

    Never a mention of Israel's weapons per some secret agreement ? What's up Mr.Gibbs why has Israel circuncised our Government ?

    May 18, 2010 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |