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10/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A Nuclear Deadline Looms For Iran -- And For Obama

President Barack Obama took office promising to pursue a diplomatic solution to the standoff over Iran's nuclear program, but so far, he's gotten little out of Tehran. So little, in fact, that the President has given Iran a September 15 deadline to respond positively to his offer of negotiations, or face a heightening of sanctions. As U.S. officials huddled with European, Russian and Chinese counterparts in Germany on Wednesday to review the issue, Iran signaled that it will, indeed, respond -- by offering its own package of proposals to achieve a diplomatic resolution to the standoff.

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