Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Bush: Talks with Iran to Show US Concerns on Iraq

President George W. Bush on Tuesday said the United States wants talks with Iran to make clear that attempts to spread sectarian violence in Iraq were unacceptable. Bush has said he views Iran as a threat, and the United States suspects Iran of using its nuclear program to develop a bomb, which Tehran denies. READ MORE

But the United States has said it is open to talks with Iran narrowly about Iraq. "This is a way for us to make it clear to them that, about what's right or wrong in their activities inside of Iraq," Bush said at a news conference.

He reiterated that negotiations on Iran's nuclear program would be conducted in an international forum. "Our job is to make sure that this international will remains strong and united so that we can solve this issue diplomatically," Bush said.