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Obama, Cameron vow to fight terrorism and urge against further Iran sanctions

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 01:38

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron vow to continue their fight with allies to defeat terrorist networks. The two leaders also urged against further Iran sanctions following their meeting at the White House. Linda So reports.

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In a show of their continuing alliance, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron stood side by side at a joint news conference Friday following their White House meeting. The two leaders vowed to work together with allies to fight terrorist networks. SOUNDBITE: PRESIDENT OBAMA, SAYING: 12:42:33 "In the wake of the vicious attacks in Paris, as well as the news surfacing in Belgium, today we continue to stand unequivocally not only with our French friends and allies, but with also all of our partners who are dealing with this scourge." SOUNDBITE: BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON, SAYING: 13:08:34 "I'm quite convinced we will come through it and overcome it because in the end the values we hold onto, of freedom, of democracy, of having tolerant societies, these are the strongest values there can be." The two leaders also urged Congress against more sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program saying such a move would upset diplomatic talks and increase the likelihood of a military conflict with Tehran. SOUNDBITE: BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON, SAYING: 13:05:03 "It's the opinion of the United Kingdom that further sanctions or the threat of further sanctions at this point won't actually help to bring the talks to a successful conclusion and they could fracture the international unity that there's been which has been so valuable in presenting a unified front to Iran." SOUNDBITE: PRESIDENT OBAMA, SAYING: 13:01:34 "There is no good argument for us to try to undercut, undermine the negotiations until they've played themselves out." Obama says he told Democratic lawmakers he would veto a bill calling for more sanctions if it comes to his desk.

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Obama, Cameron vow to fight terrorism and urge against further Iran sanctions

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 01:38