2 in tandem on Iran, Syria

Hollande’s visit a show of unity

Posted: February 12, 2014 at 5:40 a.m.

President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande end a joint news conference Tuesday at the White House. Obama lauded the two countries’ “enduring alliance.”

President Barack Obama waded into two international struggles Tuesday, vowing to come down like “a ton of bricks” on firms that violate sanctions against Iran and acknowledging that Syrian peace talks are far from reaching their goal.

First lady Michelle Obama, with President Barack Obama and an honor guard standing by, welcomes French President Francois Hollande to a state dinner T...

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