Bush Rattles Nuclear Saber on Iran
Posted on Apr 18, 2006
Bush tells reporters “all options are on the table” when asked if he is planning a nuclear strike against Iranian nuclear facilities. Meanwhile, Iran’s president vowed that his nation would “cut off the hand of any aggressor.”
(CBS/AP) President Bush said Tuesday that “all options are on the table” to prevent Iran from developing atomic weapons, but said he will continue to focus on the international diplomatic option to persuade Tehran to drop its nuclear ambitions.
“We want to solve this issue diplomatically and we’re working hard to do so,” Mr. Bush told reporters in the Rose Garden.
Mr. Bush also said there should be a unified effort involving countries “who recognize the danger of Iran having a nuclear weapon,” and he noted that U.S. officials are working closely nations such as Great Britain, France and Germany on the issue.”
AP / Vahid Salemi