Obama and Brown Warn Iran Over Nukes

By Kailani Koenig-Muenster
Sept. 25, 2009
Early this morning, the International Atomic Energy Agency announced that Iran has been developing a second secret uranium enrichment plant. The news came just as the world’s most powerful leaders have converged on Pittsburgh for the G20 Summit.
Before the official G20 discussions began this morning, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown held a joint press conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center denouncing Iran’s steps toward a nuclear program. President Obama called the move “inconsistent with peace.” He has issued firm threats to the country if it does not back down from its quest for uranium.
Prime Minister Brown warned that if Iran does not abandon its current nuclear program, the country will face more stringent sanctions.
“This is the most urgent proliferation challenge that the world faces,” said Brown. “Iran must join the international community… if it does not, it will be further isolated.”
The news comes as a distraction from the primarily economic discussions inside the G20. This is the second and last day of the world leaders’ conference.
Photo: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown speaks to the press. Photo by Laura Imkamp, WEBN News.