Senators to Obama: No uranium enrichment in Iran - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Senators to Obama: No uranium enrichment in Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leading U.S. senators say Iran must end all uranium enrichment, potentially putting them at odds with the Obama administration ahead of new nuclear talks.

In a letter to President Barack Obama, six Democrats and four Republicans support this week's negotiations in Geneva. They also seek tougher sanctions on Iran and a convincing threat of U.S. military force.

But the most contentious demand concerns enrichment. The legislators including Sen. Bob Menendez, the Foreign Relations chairman, and Sen. John McCain insist Iran shouldn't able to continue enriching uranium inside Iran.

Obama recently recognized Iran's right to nuclear energy. But he hasn't said enrichment is acceptable in Iran, as Tehran demands.

The U.S. and world powers suspect Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons. Iran says its program is for peaceful energy purposes.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Alabama special Senate race now in hands of voters

    Alabama special Senate race now in hands of voters

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:07 AM EST2017-12-12 09:07:39 GMT
    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:48 PM EST2017-12-12 17:48:43 GMT

    An internationally watched Senate election is down to voters in Alabama who will choose between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

    An internationally watched Senate election is down to voters in Alabama who will choose between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

  • Prosecutors say suspect taunted Trump before subway bombing

    Prosecutors say suspect taunted Trump before subway bombing

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:33 AM EST2017-12-12 05:33:52 GMT
    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:48 PM EST2017-12-12 17:48:21 GMT

    The man arrested in the bombing, who told investigators he wanted to retaliate for American action against Islamic State extremists, came to the U.S. from Bangladesh in 2011 on a visa available to certain relatives of U.S. citizens.

    The man arrested in the bombing, who told investigators he wanted to retaliate for American action against Islamic State extremists, came to the U.S. from Bangladesh in 2011 on a visa available to certain relatives of U.S. citizens.

  • Crews protect hillside homes as California fire grows

    Crews protect hillside homes as California fire grows

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 3:24 AM EST2017-12-12 08:24:08 GMT
    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:47 PM EST2017-12-12 17:47:53 GMT

    The fifth largest blaze in state history was threatening thousands of homes as it churned through coastal mountains amid persistently dangerous weather conditions.

    The fifth largest blaze in state history was threatening thousands of homes as it churned through coastal mountains amid persistently dangerous weather conditions.

Powered by Frankly