Iran Remains Key Concern as Bush Returns from Mideast Tour

[Washington Post] Michael Abramowitz - Bush was supposed to meet with Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora on Sunday, but Siniora had to cancel, highlighting the commanding position Hizbullah, an ally of Iran, has assumed in Lebanon. With Iranian-backed Hamas consolidating control in Gaza and Iranian-backed militias making trouble for the U.S.-backed government in Iraq, Iran and its proxies appear to be on the march. One Arab diplomat said Iran is on an unchecked "rampage." "Every peaceful nation in the region has an interest in stopping these nations from supporting terrorism," Bush said Sunday in Egypt. "And every peaceful nation in the region has an interest in opposing Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions. To allow the world's leading sponsor of terror to gain the world's deadliest weapon would be an unforgivable betrayal of future generations."

2008-05-19 01:00:00

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