Speeches

Obama’s Tough Words for Iran, N. Korea

President Obama killed two birds with one press conference: Appearing with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, he discussed both North Korea and Iran. He called a nuclear-armed North Korea a “grave threat” and "We will pursue denuclearization on the Korean peninsula vigorously." On Iran, he said that the supreme leader’s actions show “deep concerns” about the elections, but that it would not help things if the United States appeared to be “meddling” in the affair.