Iran's nuclear program prompts Israel to signal possible action in 2010. More sanctions could become an option.
Defense Secretary Gates said Tehran was not close to having a bomb. A new report in which senior advisers to Obama participated urges further sanctions.
At Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, he announced that all combat troops would depart by Aug. 31, 2010. Following are the president's prepared remarks.
Despite President Obama's offer to extend a hand if Iran 'unclenched its fist,' Iranian officials say his choice of diplomats calls into question his commitment to change.
On Thursday he named George Mitchell as a special envoy, and he has already signaled that the US will reengage the region.