Dec 29

Obama won’t rule out U.S. embassy in Iran

WASHINGTON — While President Barack Obama hasn't ruled out the possibility of reopening a U.S. Embassy in Iran, Republicans say the Senate will vote within weeks on a bill to impose more sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear program.

President Obama addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday on a wide range of issues, including reinstating Iran's need to demonstrate the peaceful intent of its nuclear program and calling for international support of Israeli and Palestinian peace efforts.

The U.N. Security Council approved a new round of sanctions targeting Iran's nuclear program on Wednesday, sending an "unmistakable message" that Tehran must fulfill its obligations under the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), President Obama said after the vote.