Jarrett: ‘Iran Will Back Down’

By Jacqueline Klingebiel

Mar 28, 2010 9:27am

The Obama strategy on Iran is working, Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to the President, said this morning in an exclusive This Week interview. She insisted that “Iran will back down.”

Asked about reports this morning that Iran is “is preparing to build” new nuclear facilities, Jarrett said the administration would continue to use diplomatic tools to push Iran into compliance with United Nations resolutions.

“We are going to continue to put pressure on Iran,” she said. “We’re going to have a coalition that will really put pressure on Iran and will stop them from doing what they are trying to do.”

Jarrett insisted that progress had been made since Obama took office. “Over the last year, what we’ve seen when the President came into office, there was a unified Iran. Now we’re seeing a lot of divisions within the country,” she told ABC’s Jake Tapper. “And we’re seeing steady progress in terms of a world coalition that will put that pressure on Iran.”

“I think we have a strong force in the making and Iran will back down,” Jarrett said.

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