Bush Pushes for Solidarity Against Iran




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Published on Jun 11, 2008

SelectPlusBush Pushes for Solidarity Against IranBush Pushes for Solidarity Against IranThe Associated PressPresident Bush met with German chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, pushing for solidarity against Iran. The President is eager to resolve the nuclear standoff with Tehran before his presidency comes to an end. (June 11)[Notes:ANCHOR VOICE] Meeting in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Bush continues to push for solidarity when it comes to dealing with Iran. The president wants European nations to place the same pressure on Iran that the U-S is ... Calling on Tehran to drop its nuclear program. But European countries are likely going to wait to see what happens when the E-U's foreign policy chief visits Iran within days and offers a package of incentives in exchange for stopping its enrichment program. Right now, many European leaders are calling for more time, to allow current diplomatic measures time to work.SOT: Bush The President attended the U-S, E-U summit for the final time on Tuesday. After it, leaders issued a joint declaration saying the U-S and Europe are prepared to supplement previous sanctions with additional measures -- if Iran does not halt nuclear enrichment. Speaking to reporters on the President's trip to Germany ... National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley said if Iran rejects this latest offer, then all countries need to turn up the pressure. The President has said he is eager to resolve the nuclear standoff with Tehran before his presidency ends. After leaving Germany, the President will travel to Italy to meet with the Italian president. ___ ___, The Associated Press.(****END****) ANCHOR VOICE:-------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: Kevin White------------------------------VIDEO SOURCE:--------------------------VIDEO APPROVAL:------------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS:----------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE:------------------------------------

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