U.S. President, Barack Obama, opened the door to military action against Iran on Monday, saying that ‘all options are on the table’ to try to prevent Iran from possessing nuclear weapons. He said that he considers a nuclear Iran to be a threat not only in the region, but also to the United States directly.In his meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, and Chinese President Hu Jintao, President Obama told them to put pressure on Iran,telling the Russian and Chinese leaders that they need to understand that this issue is complicated and has dangerous consequences within the Middle East.

The President did not explicitly say he would consider military action if Iran persisted to develop nuclear weapons, evading the question at a press conference after the talks.

He said that after the report that was published by the International Atomic Energy Agency showing that Iran is close to potentially possessing nuclear weapon technology, sanctions must be imposed upon Iran.