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In France, Obama Urges Iran to Accept EU Nuke Proposal

July 25, 2008

(AP) - Democrat Barack Obama says Iran should promptly accept an international call to freeze its uranium enrichment program, which some nations see as a potential step toward obtaining nuclear weapons.

The presidential candidate met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris, where they discussed Iran, Iraq and other issues.

Speaking with reporters, Obama said Iran should accept the proposals made by Sarkozy and other Western leaders. He urged Iran's leaders not to wait for the next U.S. president to pressure them "because the pressure, I think, is only going to build."

The United States and other Western nations accuse Iran of seeking to acquire nuclear weapons and demand that it freeze its uranium enrichment program. Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.


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