Diplomatic Pressure

More Sanctions Expected for Iran

Iran may be in for "some significant additional sanctions" imposed by the U.S. and its allies, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Friday, because the country hadn't followed through on its October promise to open its nuclear program to international inspection. President Obama set an end-of-year deadline for Iran to improve its engagement with the West with regard to limiting its nuclear capabilities. Gates' comments were the first by a senior administration official to suggest that tougher sanctions were likely forthcoming.