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| Iran can't continue 'mad' nuclear race: Sarkozy|
| Updated at: 0246 PST, Wednesday, March 31, 2010|
WASHINGTON: Iran cannot continue its "mad race" to try to complete its suspect nuclear program, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Tuesday after talks with his US counterpart Barack Obama.
"The time has come to take decisions. Iran cannot continue its mad race," Sarkozy told a joint White House press conference.
He said that together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, "we will make all necessary efforts to ensure that Europe as a whole engages in the sanctions regime."
The United States has led a new drive at the United Nations to impose a fourth set of sanctions on the Islamic republic for its continued refusal to rein in its suspect nuclear enrichment program.
The West suspects Tehran is trying to acquire a nuclear bomb, charges which the Iranian leadership has hotly denied saying the atomic program is for peaceful purposes only.