Obama Praises U.N. Security Council's New Sanctions Against Iran

President Obama is welcoming the U.N. Security Council's new sanctions against a defiant Iran over its nuclear program, saying it sends an "unmistakable message" to Tehran.

Obama called them the toughest sanctions ever faced by the Iranian government, even though the final version was not as tough as what his administration initially proposed.

Speaking at the White House shortly after the U.N. vote, Obama said that Iranian leaders continue to "hide behind outlandish rhetoric" while moving ahead with "deeply troubling" steps on a path toward nuclear weapons.

The resolution passed 12-2 with Turkey and Brazil voting "no" and Lebanon abstaining.