U.S. Likely to Confront Iran on Nuclear Activity

[Washington Post] Bill Brubaker - President Bush Monday raised the likelihood that Secretary of State Rice will send a rare, direct message to senior Iranian officials later this week: Suspend the nation's uranium-enrichment program, which the U.S. believes is being used to develop nuclear weapons, or face isolation. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Bush asserted that Rice will not shun Iranian officials at a conference of major nations that have a stake in the future of war-ravaged Iraq. "If, in fact, there is a conversation, it'll be one that says, if the Iranian government wants to have a serious conversation with the United States and others, they ought to give up their enrichment program in a verifiable fashion," Bush said.

2007-05-01 01:00:00

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