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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Obama-Sarkozy Joint News Conference

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Program ID:
286879-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Caen, France
First Aired:
Jun 6, 2009
Last Aired:
Jun 7, 2009

Airing Details

  • Jun 06, 2009 | 10:24am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 06, 2009 | 10:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 07, 2009 | 1:40am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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