Obama warns Iran of further sanctions over nuclear program

Obama warns Iran of further sanctions over nuclear program

US President Barack Obama has used his address to the UN General Assembly, to warn Iran the US will go to whatever lengths necessary to prevent the country from obtaining nuclear weapons.

President Obama says there is still time for diplomacy with the country on the issue, but has warned time is running out and it could have dire effects.

He has Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr, also speaking from New York, says Australia supports the sanctions, saying they are having an impact and Australia will continue to support the United States position over the issue.

Mr Obama did not announce a timeline for the action, as had been expected, but Mr Carr says a timeline is not the answer.

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