President Obama receives Nobel Peace Prize
President Barack Obama says lasting peace requireshuman rights and economic opportunity for individuals, andsanctions against regimes that violate international rules.
As Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize Thursday he said war issometimes necessary but a resilient peace can be achieved if theworld imposes several conditions.
He said the international community must impose meaningfulsanctions on nations such as Iran and North Korea when they violatelimits on nuclear development. He said the same applies to nationssuch as Darfur and Burma when they abuse their citizens.
Obama said governments also must grant basic human rights andprovide economic security and opportunity to their people.
He said true peace is not just freedom from fear, but freedomfrom want.