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Obama: 'We'll Come Down on Them Like a Ton of Bricks'

President Obama weighed in on international policy during a press conference with french President Francois Hollande, who is in town for an official state visit.

Mr. Obama acknowledged Syrian peace talks are far from reaching their goal, calling the ordeal "enormously frustrating". Several times he called out Russia and Iran for supporting the Assad regime.

France joins the U.S. In working to negotiate a final nuclear deal with Iran and has become a strong military ally after disagreements a decade ago over the U.S. led war in Iraq.

However, the Obama administration has objected to the interest French businesses have show in Iran since sanctions against the Islamic regime were eased. This is what Obama says American businesses can expect should they go around sanctions to do business with Tehran.

"And so businesses may be exploring… are there some possibilities to get in sooner rather than later if and when there is an actual agreement to be had. But I can tell you they do so at their own peril right now because we will come down on them like a ton of bricks.

With respect to the sanctions we control and we expect full compliance with respect to the P5+1 during this interim. We don't want new sanctions because the ones we have are already squeezing Iran and brought them to the table.

But we also want to send a message to the Iranians that if they don't resolve this broader issue of their nuclear program there will be consequences and that the sanctions regime not only will stay in place but that it will likely be tightened in the event that these talks fail."

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Comments on this post

# RE: Obama: "We'll Come Down on Them Like a Ton of Bricks"

We shall see. I don't believe that Iran will keep its word to the world. They have vowed to rid the world of Israel so getting a nuclear bomb is a priority to them. This is only a delaying tactic so they can continue to build towards getting a bomb. Their holy book gives them permission to lie to unbelievers. Their goal is world domination for Allah. They are only trying to fool those in Washington who can't believe that this is about religion. It looks like it's working.
Left by KellieC on Feb 12, 2014 12:18 PM

# RE: Obama: 'We'll Come Down on Them Like a Ton of Bricks'

I'm sorry to say it, but this president is just like the boy who cried wolf one too many times: "My administration will be the most transparent ever;" "You can keep your health care plan;" "There isn't any scandal with the IRS;" and of course, there's his infamous quip about Syria crossing the "Red Line" in using chemical weapons - after which he did nothing. He is either a pathological liar, or else he is seriously deluded. In either case,he is completely unqualified to lead this nation.
Left by John on Feb 17, 2014 10:43 AM

# RE: Obama: 'We'll Come Down on Them Like a Ton of Bricks'

I don't believe that Syria will bend to our wishes. They see our President as weak so why would they bend. The same with Iran. They will keep doing what they have been doing. They will make their bomb. They are committed to destroying Israel and our government does not believe them. We are only showing our ignorance of their beliefs.
Left by KellieC on Feb 17, 2014 12:03 PM