Obama huddles with China, Russia leaders on Iran

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Posted: Nov 12, 2011 9:17 PM
Obama huddles with China, Russia leaders on Iran

President Barack Obama says he and Chinese President Hu Jintao (hoo jin-tow) want to ensure that Iran lives by "international rules and norms" amid fresh allegations that Tehran is conducting nuclear weapons work in secret.

Obama's meeting with Hu on Saturday followed a lengthy discussion with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (dih-MEE'-tree med-VYEH'-dyev) on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific summit in Hawaii..

As he met with Medvedev, Obama told reporters the U.S. and Russia intend to intend to "shape a common response" to Iran's nuclear efforts.

The meetings came the day after the International Atomic Energy Agency circulated a report and documents that it says suggest Iran has been conducting research and procurement that could lead to a nuclear bomb. Iranian officials insist their nuclear program is only for energy and research, and call the IAEA evidence a U.S. fabrication.