Obama-Sarkozy Joint News Conference
President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy spoke to reporters about their meeting prior to a commemoration of the 65th… read more
President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy spoke to reporters about their meeting prior to a commemoration of the 65th anniversary of D-Day. Among the topics the addressed were an agreement to push for a two-state solution for peace in the Middle East and to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
President Sarkozy denounced what he called “insane” statements by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has suggested that Israel be wiped off the map. He also supported President Obama’s call for Israel to halt settlement construction in the West Bank.
President Obama reiterated a call for Palestinians to renounce violence and demonstrate they will be able to follow through on promises made in negotiations. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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