Обама в интервью с НЙТ:
Rather than speculate, let’s say what we know. We know that they have involved themselves in nuclear activities that are specifically prohibited by U.N. Security Council resolutions; that they have specifically failed to disclose their activities in a timely fashion to the I.A.E.A. and relevant international bodies. We know that they have pursued nuclear weapons in the past, and that the current course they’re on would provide them with nuclear weapons capabilities.
You combine those facts, and the message that we are sending is that this behavior is unacceptable.
It is outside of the rules of the road that the international community has observed. They have an opportunity to correct these — what I consider to be a misguided approach.
I’ve said publicly that we don’t begrudge any country obtaining nuclear energy for peaceful civilian purposes. But Iran has not considered itself bound in many ways by the basic precepts of the NPT, or has violated them on several occasions.
And so we are going to continue to try to isolate any countries that are operating outside of that approach.
А это международная реакция:
"The United Nations Security Council yesterday failed to include Iran's nuclear programme on its agenda for April, underlining the likely slow road to sanctions that Barack Obama, US president, had hoped to have in place "within weeks". (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/59c39d00-4114-11df-94c2-00144feabdc0.html
In its latest proposed set of tougher United Nations sanctions on Iran, the U.S. is again relying on asset freezes as one tool to pressure the country not to build nuclear weapons.
But a close look at how much Iranian money has been frozen to date in the U.S. under existing sanctions shows that the total amount is surprisingly small, less than $43 million, or roughly a quarter of what Iran earns in oil revenue in a single day. (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052702303382504575164181864233298.html