Source: Obama to challenge Iran
March 7th, 2013
09:57 PM ET

Source: Obama to challenge Iran

Barack Obama said on Thursday that he will not engage in any "chest beating" over Iran's nuclear program, but plans to issue a "clear and direct" challenge to Tehran during his upcoming Middle East trip, according to sources familiar with his comments.

Obama said at a White House meeting with Jewish American leaders that he will still work toward a diplomatic resolution with Iran over its nuclear program, but that no options are off the table, including military ones, one of the sources said.

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  1. chrissy

    Oh gees! Now im disappointed. Show your spine Mr. President and tell em YES military options ARE off the table!

    March 7, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      He's the consumate diplomat, chrissy. He'll do what's best for our country.

      March 7, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • ronvan

      Agree!! Same old garbage! They are over there, and we are over here. Isreal will strike when they want to anyway!

      March 8, 2013 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. Rascal Rabble

    no options off dah table??? stop lyin' obama, you did g'ape and beat the chest...

    March 7, 2013 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      Now howda man lie?? Yudah kinnah hate dah Prez?

      March 7, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      nah...just don't like someofhis policies...if he gots to go in...he needs t'go tarantino style: an eye glaring promise with no threats...

      March 7, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    AIPAC/Graham &Co push for war with Iran, no matter what, is a tough one for this President.
    You would see most of those up on the Hill prostrating themselves before AIPAC now that the minions have swarmed Washington.

    March 8, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • january2454

      Ah. Nothing brings out the Jew haters like a discussion of what to do with Iran and its vile leader.

      March 13, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    You would soon see our law makers prostrating themselves before AIPAC, now that the minions have swarmed Washington.

    March 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    AIPAC push for war with Graham & Co on board spells doom if this President buckles.

    March 8, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Why am i being moderated CNN? Is AIPAC some deity for us Americans to worship only?

    March 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Disgusting.Good day all. My comments are no more allowed.

    March 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • january2454

      Thank goodness.

      March 13, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tyhouston

    After challenging Iran, Obama swiftly apologized and offered Iran the gift of 20 F-16 fighters, M1 tanks, and one of our old Ballistic missile subs.

    March 14, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |