Russia?s president, Vladimir V. Putin, proposed a new way to help resolve the standoff over Iran?s nuclear program during an extraordinary meeting with Iran?s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
President Bush suggested that if Iran obtained nuclear arms, it could lead to ?World War III.?
European governments are deeply divided over how far and how fast to go in imposing new sanctions against Iran, in what could undermine a new U.S. effort to mobilize allies to act outside of the United Nations, according to European officials.
President Bush planned to talk to reporters Wednesday about domestic issues. Instead, he spent the news conference mostly on foreign affairs, including his blunt assessment that a nuclear-armed Iran could lead to "World War III."
President George W. Bush Wednesday warned Iran must be barred from nuclear weapons to avoid the prospect of "World War III," and dismissed suggestions of a US-Russia rift on the crisis.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to assuage both Iran and the West during his trip to Tehran, a delicate balancing act reflecting his reach for global clout and desire to preserve warm ties with a Middle Eastern ally without angering Washington.
The comment came in reaction to a warning by President Vladimir Putin of Russia against any military strikes on Iran to halt its nuclear work.
The president ratcheted up his rhetoric today, warning that a nuclear Iran raised the risk of a ?World War III.?
U.S. President George W. Bush warned on Wednesday a nuclear-armed Iran could lead to World War III as he tried to shore up international opposition to Tehran amid Russian skepticism over its nuclear ambitions.
US President George W. Bush on Wednesday said he will continue to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin on ways to defuse Iran's nuclear program which, if allowed to proceed, could lead to "World War III."