Bush Says Iran Must Be Prevented From Getting Nukes To Avoid WW III
By VOA News
President Bush says world leaders risk bringing
about World War Three if they do not do more to prevent Iran from getting
Mr. Bush said at a White House news conference
Wednesday that he takes the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran very seriously. He
noted that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said Israel should be
Mr. Bush said the United States will continue to
push for tighter economic sanctions on Iran. He said that those he calls
"responsible folks" inside Iran will get tired of isolation and decide Iran's
current policy is not worth it.
After meeting with President Ahmadinejad in Iran
earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin reaffirmed his support for
Iran's nuclear energy program. He has also said he sees no evidence Iran is
looking to build a nuclear bomb.
Mr. Bush said Wednesday he looks forward to having
Mr. Putin clarify his remarks. He said Mr. Putin told him last month at the APEC
summit in Australia that the world must ensure that Iran does not have the
capacity to build a nuclear weapon.
Iran's chef nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said
Wednesday Mr. Putin has put forward a proposal regarding Iran's nuclear program
during talks with Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Larajani did not
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