Iran Focus: London, Sep. 19 United States President George W. Bush told the United Nations general assembly on Tuesday that Iran had to abandon its nuclear program. Iran Focus
London, Sep. 19 United States President George W. Bush told the United Nations general assembly on Tuesday that Iran had to abandon its nuclear program.
The United Nations has passed a clear resolution requiring that the regime in Tehran meet its international obligations. Iran must abandon its nuclear weapons ambitions, Bush said.
Addressing the Iranian people, Bush said that the U.S. respected them as well as Irans rich history, vibrant culture, and many contributions to civilization.
You deserve an opportunity to determine your own future, an economy that rewards your intelligence and your talents, and a society that allows you to fulfil your tremendous potential. The greatest obstacle to this future is that your rulers have chosen to deny you liberty and to use your nations resources to fund terrorism and fuel extremism and pursue nuclear weapons, he said.
Despite what the regime tells you, we have no objection to Irans pursuit of a truly peaceful nuclear power program. Were working toward a diplomatic solution to this crisis. And as we do, we look to the day when you can live in freedom, and America and Iran can be good friends and close partners in the cause of peace, he added.