Obama Chastises France Over Iran

    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 11:  President Barack Obama and President Francois Hollande of France toast each other at the beginning of the State Dinner in Hollande's honor on February 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.  Obama and Hollande said the U.S. and France are embarking on a new, elevated level of cooperation as they confront global security threats in Syria and Iran, deal with climate change and expand economic cooperation. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)

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    Did he serve this with some Freedom Fries? Before a state dinner to celebrate the visit of French President Francois Hollande, President Obama declared the U.S. would crack down hard on companies that evade sanctions against Iran “like a ton of bricks.” There was little uncertainty which companies Obama means, as just a week ago, a delegation of French executives went to Tehran hoping to score some business deals. The president’s strident warning came as President Hollande stood looking on.

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