Obama administration would back new Iran sanctions if Rouhani doesn't scale back nuke program

  • by: BRADLEY KLAPPER , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 3, 2013 - 11:35 AM

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday it would support tougher economic pressure on Iran if the Islamic republic doesn't begin slowing the pace of its uranium enrichment activity and opening its stockpiles of nuclear material to greater inspection, and reassured its critics that the U.S. would not be played for "suckers" by the moderate tone of Iran's new leader.

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