WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Iran must end its nuclear weapons program to meet its responsibilities to the world, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs reiterated Wednesday.
Wednesday was the day Iran was to turn in a package of proposals on its nuclear program and other issues to world leaders.
"I think Iran has to live up to its responsibilities and end its illicit nuclear program," Gibbs said during a news briefing. "That's not just the opinion of one country, that's the opinion of the world. (Let's) hope we see progress on them doing that."
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said he doesn't recognize any deadline for responding to nuclear negotiation offers.
On Monday, Ahmadinejad dismissed the deadline issued by six nations hoping to engage Iran in negotiations on its nuclear program before the Sept. 23 start of the next U.N. General Assembly in New York.