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World united against Iran: Obama

US President Barack Obama said on Sunday that the world was united in opposing Iran's nuclear program and that Washington would consult China and Russia, which oppose new sanctions, on new ways to pressure Tehran.

world Updated: Nov 14, 2011 09:45 IST

US President Barack Obama said on Sunday that the world was united in opposing Iran's nuclear program and that Washington would consult China and Russia, which oppose new sanctions, on new ways to pressure Tehran.

"We now have the situation where the world is united and Iran is isolated," Obama said at a press conference after a summit, adding his administration would have talks with the Chinese and the Russians in the next "several weeks."

Tension between Iran and its two principal foes, Israel and the United States, has risen since the release Tuesday of a UN report saying there was "credible" evidence suggesting Iran's atomic program was being used to research putting nuclear warheads in ballistic missiles.

The United States and European Union have called for further sanctions but Russia and China have been reluctant.

Obama's Republican opponents have sharply criticized him on Iran, with some saying he made the wrong decision early in his term to offer talks to the Islamic regime.