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  Tishrei 22, 5770 , 10/10/09

House Gives Obama Additional 4 Months for Iran 'Talks'

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a motion on Thursday giving U.S. President Barack Obama until January 31st 2010 to achieve any progress in his diplomatic outreach with Iran over its controversial nuclear drive. The West has been talking with Iran for the past seven years in an effort to get it to rein in its illegal nuclear program.

In a provision of the 2010 defense budget bill, U.S. lawmakers required Obama "no later than January 31, 2010, to deliver a report to Congress on U.S. engagement" with Tehran. After that date, the House made a non-binding request that sanctions be imposed on the Iranian regime.

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