Iran Focus: London, Jul. 15 United States President George W. Bush said on Saturday that America and Russia were willing to work together to send a clear message to Iran that its nuclear weapons ambitions were not acceptable. Iran Focus
London, Jul. 15 United States President George W. Bush said on Saturday that America and Russia were willing to work together to send a clear message to Iran that its nuclear weapons ambitions were not acceptable.
We are working with Russia and our partners to develop Security Council resolutions that will send a clear message, Bush said at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Strelna, Russia, as the annual summit of leaders of the G8 nations were kicking off in St. Petersburg.
One thing is for certain, that if the Iranians see that the United States and Russia are working together on this issue, they’ll understand the seriousness of our intent, he said.
Bush said that he and Putin had strategised how to tackle Tehrans nuclear threat.
There is common agreement that we need to get something done at the U.N. And I am confident we will be able to do that, he said. The Iranians need to understand that we are speaking with one voice that they shouldn’t have a weapon.
They are testing the resolve of the parties to determine whether or not we really are resolved to work together to prevent them from having a weapon. And the clearer they hear a message, the better off — or the closer we’ll be to them recognising there’s a better way forward. See, we have made our choice, and that is progress. We have agreed to work together to achieve a common goal, Bush added.
And now the choice is theirs to make, he said, adding that Washington would change its posture on the issue if Tehran verifiably suspended its uranium enrichment program.