Skip to comments.World's patience with Iran is limited: White House
Posted on 11/27/2009 2:05:33 PM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) The world is losing patience with Iran's behavior over its nuclear program and Tehran will be responsible for the consequences if it fails to meet its obligations, the White House said on Friday.
Robert Gibbs, President Barack Obama's chief spokesman, said a vote by the U.N. nuclear watchdog to rebuke Iran illustrated the "resolve and unity" of the international community over Iran's nuclear program.
The International Atomic Energy Agency's board of governors voted 25-3 to censure Iran in a decision that gained rare backing from Russia and China, which have in the past blocked attempts to isolate Iran, a trade partner for both.
"Our patience and that of the international community is limited, and time is running out," Gibbs said in a statement.
"If Iran refuses to meet its obligations, then it will be responsible for its own growing isolation and the consequences."
U.S. officials emphasized the IAEA's vote showed a broad consensus among global powers.
"The fact that 25 countries from all parts of the world cast their votes in favor shows the urgent need for Iran to address the growing international deficit of confidence in its intentions," Gibbs said.
One U.S. official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, stressed that a "package of consequences" would result if Iran did not prove to be a serious partner in talks with world powers about its nuclear program.
Western governments fear the program is aimed at producing nuclear weapons but Iran denies the charge.
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Strong letters to follow.
It’s mutual, I’m sure.
speaking for the world, now.
I am sure the mullahs and Ahmadinejad are scared.
LOL LOL LOL
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs speaks during the daily press briefing
at the White House in Washington in this September 28, 2009 file photo.
Iran had better comply or we’ll continue to do nothing!!!
US Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Glyn Davies speaks to journalists after the board of governors meeting at the UN agency's headquarters in Vienna. The UN nuclear watchdog censured Iran on Friday and demanded it immediately halt construction of a newly-revealed uranium enrichment plant as world powers united against Tehran. (AFP/Joe Klamar)
“Someone better cut it out or we are GOING TO PASS a RESOLUTION! ...There I said it.”
note he said World’s patience... not his patience.
“Strong” — no, no, no. Have your really forgotten your diplomacy lessons? “Strong” was last time. Next up is the “stern” letter. Sheesh.
Stirring words, "Robert".
Gibbs couldn't find his ass with both hands.
Being threatened by “Marshmallow” Robert Gibbs is pathetically comical.
They apparently think the Iranians take them seriously.
We’re so screwed.
Frankly, Gibby-boy, the voter patience with you and the fellow children running the White Hut is what’s limited. And unlike you, we will act.
oh....... a fear another strongly worded letter is coming !
what a joke this boy is.
I guess time out in the corner, going to bed with no desert and I promise to behave 100 times on the black board didn’t work!
God only knows what hell can be placed upon Tehran after THAT!
Thank you obama for your strong words. Iran is shaking in its boots (laughing) at your leadership.
By the way, obama, is your grand mother enjoying her trip in mecca ?
Patience is limited by what? Obama gave them until December to come to terms, and we’re almost there. This is a farce, and a very dangerous one.
Robert Gibbs is living proof that ANYONE can get a job in Washington.